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The Key To A Smooth Year!

The Key To A Smooth Year!

What is one thing that make or break a classroom? The answer, procedures! The first two weeks, perhaps even longer, need to be spent teaching your students classroom procedures. It is vital that students know what is expected of them in your classroom. So, what is important to you?  How…

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Back To School: The Shortest To Do List For Teachers Starting School

Back to School: The Shortest To Do List for Teachers Starting School

Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on preparing for back to school.  Upcoming topics include building school – home connections and creating a healthy classroom community.

Is summer in your rear view window?  Well, whether you have a few days or weeks left in summer, preparing for the upcoming school year can be both exciting and daunting.  It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the school–or profession, changing grade levels, or a seasoned pro with decades in the game, this three-step “POP” method surely seeks to keep it simple so you can maximize those hours before the school bell rings.

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National Scrabble Week

National Scrabble Week

What are the best techniques for children and adults to improve spelling? Reading naturally improves spelling, and is considered the best strategy because the words in a story are absorbed within its context as they are associated with the print on the pages. Perhaps a weekly game of Scrabble, or Scrabble…

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Back To School Games

Back To School Games

It’s August first and teachers across this country are in an excited panic for a brand new school year! One of my favorite things about teaching is having the opportunity to start over each year. New ideas, new classroom setup, new activities, new EVERYTHING! I find it exhilarating! This year,…

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