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Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

In mastery-based learning, students can self-evaluate, inquire, and accept criticism to develop their mastery of skills and objectives. Teaching your students to effectively participate in this process makes determining the learning needs of your students easier. Once...

American History Interactive Notebooks

American History Interactive Notebooks

If your social studies classes are like mine were, your students frequently say things like: “This is so boring.” “Why do I need to learn this?” “I just can’t remember it.” Honestly, I could sympathize with my students. Although social studies became my favorite...

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

Do you feel like the bulk of your time as a teacher is spent planning your lessons?  I completely understand! When I first started teaching (and a few years after) planning and prepping for lessons took up a lot of my time - and when I say my time, I truly mean my...

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Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Teaching your students to effectively participate in this process makes determining the learning needs of your students easier. Once you know the learning needs of your students, you can differentiate instruction.

American History Interactive Notebooks

American History Interactive Notebooks

Research shows that writing notes by hand and interacting with information being learned increases comprehension and retention. My students’ scores supported those findings, and my love of interactive notebooks began.

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

One of the biggest shifts that helped me with my lesson planning was when I stopped planning individual lessons and started developing units.

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Differentiated Instruction With Mastery Grading

Teaching your students to effectively participate in this process makes determining the learning needs of your students easier. Once you know the learning needs of your students, you can differentiate instruction.

American History Interactive Notebooks

American History Interactive Notebooks

Research shows that writing notes by hand and interacting with information being learned increases comprehension and retention. My students’ scores supported those findings, and my love of interactive notebooks began.

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

How To De-Stress Lesson Planning

One of the biggest shifts that helped me with my lesson planning was when I stopped planning individual lessons and started developing units.

Strategies To Engage Students In Lessons

Strategies To Engage Students In Lessons

I do believe that learning how to make your lessons more student-centered can make a world of difference. Here are some of my favorite strategies to get students engaged in learning.

Help Parents Feel More Like Partners

Help Parents Feel More Like Partners

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How To Make A Unit Plan

How To Make A Unit Plan

Often, teacher training programs focus on having student teachers write lesson plans. It makes sense, because they usually are teaching a lesson or taking over a class for a few weeks with supervision.

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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!