Want a FREE Integrated Units Guide?!
Teaching through Integrated Units for the year can be cumbersome. BUT…
I’ve taken all of the pain out of it for you!
Not only on this page will you find Educational Articles that I’ve written on my blog and products specifically made to help you improve your teaching by implementing Integrated Units; but I’ve put together for you this FREE Integrated Units Guide that covers:
- Units Plan, and
- 5th Grade Curriculum Map
Best of Integrated Units Article Blog Posts
How often do you feel like teaching Integrated Units to your students is hard work in and of itself…but it shouldn’t be!
I have a lot of educational articles that cover current strategies, micro-lessons, online trainings, how to edit and grade writing; all to help you teach with Integrated Units in your classroom.
Here are a few to get you started.
New to Integrated Units? Start with these Educational Blog Post Articles…
Looking for More? Shop Integrated Unit Resources Now!
Watch Integrated Unit Videos
Using Novels In Your Classroom Part 6: Integrating Novels Into Any Subject
Using Formative Writing in Any Subject
Before a long holiday, I always try to wrap up any major units of study so I can plan something fun the day or two before break. While many teachers may choose to show a movie, in all honesty, I've always found movies to be not that engaging for students - and they...
As an upper elementary and middle school teacher, I always saw phonics instruction as a primary grade responsibility. By the time students reached me, I believed students were ready to dive into reading comprehension. After all, don’t they say fourth grade is when...
As teachers, one of the first things we do is design activities to activate schema, or prior knowledge. We know students remember new information better when they connect it to what they already know.
As a TPT Seller, I often get asked if my resources are editable.
Many times as teachers we end up trying to plan for a week at a time (maybe two if we are lucky), and rarely have time to consider any sort of long-range planning. If this situation sounds familiar, my advice would be to take time (sooner rather than later) and do a deep dive into your standards.
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.
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.
One of the biggest shifts that helped me with my lesson planning was when I stopped planning individual lessons and started developing units.
Here are some ideas on how to prepare your classroom for a substitute teacher so you can have some peace of mind when you are sick.
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.
It can be hard for teachers and families to get on the same page, but students need to know both families and teachers are on the same team: theirs. How can you make parents become partners with you in their student’s education journey?
The relationships I built outlasted the lessons I learned, and I believe the same is true of students today. Kids will try for teachers they like.