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Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons

Differentiation is a difficult concept for many teachers. However, it’s actually easier than many people think - and are probably already doing.  According to ASCD, teachers can modify four elements to differentiate instruction: content, process, product, and...

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Textbook VS Texts: Pros & Cons Of Using Them in Social Studies

Are you Team Textbook or Team Passages? Often, teachers are solidly in one camp or the other. There are solid reasons for using either one and also reasons to not use them. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.TextbooksAt one point I was solidly anti-textbook and...

10 Ways To Make Your Lessons More Student-Friendly

10 Ways To Make Your Lessons More Student-Friendly

Have you ever planned a lesson you were completely excited about and then other people told you it was a bad idea? Or it just flat-out bombed? Sometimes, I think we come out with ideas that sound great on paper, but, in reality, they don’t work or we forget elements...

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Five Resources to Build Dyslexia Awareness

Five Resources to Build Dyslexia Awareness

Whether you suspect dyslexia in your child or have just received a diagnosis, the amount of information can be overwhelming. I’ve compiled a list of resources to help build awareness.

60 Treat Tags For Student Rewards

60 Treat Tags For Student Rewards

Ever looked for an easy way to celebrate an occasion in your classroom? I have too, but who has the time to prep anything extra? Treat tags are easy to prepare and use. 

Earth Day Lesson Ideas

Earth Day Lesson Ideas

Earth Day is the perfect day to focus your students’ attention on the planet we live on. I have exactly what you need to make a great thematic lesson for Earth Day.

Blooket: A New Way To Review

Blooket: A New Way To Review

Blooket is an engaging way to review concepts in your classroom. I connected with a member of the Blooket team and he answered my questions!

Reading Strategies Digital Bundle

Reading Strategies Digital Bundle

After realizing that what I was looking for didn’t exist, I knew that I couldn’t be the only teacher needing more support in reading strategies.

How To Use BalloonPop™ for Test Prep

How To Use BalloonPop™ for Test Prep

How do you differentiate your prep work enough so each student is fully prepared for testing? BalloonPop™ games are a great way to differentiate test prep for a student’s needs.

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  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!