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If you have students, grades K–12, that are secret finger counters (yourself included), you MUST read on. Greg Tang can help with his new game, Kakooma.
In the process of putting a workshop for parents on summer writing, I realized we hadn’t prepared a viable platform for students to use. Learn how I started a social media frenzy in my school, and how writing has caught on like fire.
Do colored overlays really help struggling readers, or is this an attempt to look at the world through rose-colored glasses? This week I decided to settle the question. Read on to see what I found out.
Tips for ending the year with student-led, parent/teacher conferences.
Although reading, talking, and writing about text during a guided reading session is vitally important, I was excited to find another approach, an idea called "graffiti tables," through a teacher in Knoxville. Read on to see how we managed to...
These editing strategies will save you and your students some time and sanity.
Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday is coming up, so I thought I would share how powerful and relevant his stories can be to both growing and developed readers alike. See how I celebrate with students of many grade levels.
No matter how diligently you work, starting from day one, test prep anxiety will arise around this time of year. Have you done enough to prepare your students? Do your students have strategies under their belts that will help them do their very...
I have worked hard at managing my time as a mom, teacher, wife, and runner, but the unpredictable patterns of a teaching schedule can really throw things for a loop. So, I’d like to use this post to share my goals, and I encourage you to post...
I would like to take a second to encourage you to apply for the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). That may be a mouthful, but reviewing the process will not be a waste of your time.