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How four very different students discovered the ereading app Storia, each in their own way
This month I visited 4th year teacher, Sarah Bledsoe’s, combined Preschool and Kindergarten class at Heath School in Heath, MA. Sarah uses wall charts with a combination of words and pictures for her beginning readers. To learn about Sarah’s...
This month I visited teaching partners Janice Lapointe and Patricia Tierney in their K–2 primary class at Rowe School in Rowe, MA. Find out how they challenge each other to do even better work than they would alone.
This month I visited Rachel Silverman's class to see how she successfully integrates other subjects into her art classes.
This month my post features an exceptional teacher whose classroom I visited recently. Jen Upright’s joy and positive outlook are infectious and pervade her classroom. Not only do her 3rd graders love Jen, they’re making excellent academic and...
Science books, lesson plans, and other activities to help you teach about the various parts and types of trees.
Curriculum director Ruth Manna describes her job responsibilities and points out the similarities with that of a classroom teacher.
I’m always excited as a new school year approaches. It’s the time of year when all the pencils are sharp and none of the crayons are broken and I’m filled with a sense of hope and possibility. It’s an annual “do-over.”
I’ve been an...
These helpful suggestions will ensure that your students have a smooth social transition into summer and the new academic year.
Help students develop listening stamina and incorporate popular titles that may be above your students' reading level with these ideas for reading the Redwall books aloud in a second grade classroom.