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4 Engaging Reading Interventions All Your Students Will Love

Whenever I step into a classroom, I can’t help but notice the diverse group of young students. Some kids are great readers, devouring books with ease, while others struggle and find each sentence challenging. This difference in reading ability is a common occurrence in almost all classrooms. Traditional teaching methods

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Math Menus: 4 Powerful Ways to Marry Creativity and Math

Unleash the magic of math and boost creativity with math menus! Get ready to learn about math menus and how they can spark your students’ imaginations. You’ll also learn how to use these menus to help students love math and get their creative juices flowing. Math menus are a valuable

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9 Fun Ways to Use Brainstorming Your Students Will Love

Brainstorming is one of my favorite cooperative learning strategies to spark creativity and critical thinking in my students. It boosts problem-solving skills and nurtures a sense of community in the classroom. But more importantly, brainstorming encourages creativity, enhances communication, and builds a foundation for collaborative and independent thinking. I’m sure

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Teaching gratitude becomes a focus of my instruction as soon as November’s golden leaves signal the onset of Thanksgiving. One of the most valuable ways of teaching gratitude is through sharing. This year, I am thrilled to collaborate with 16 devoted teachers who share the mission of nurturing gratitude and

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Engaging Alternative Halloween Activities Your Kids Will Love

Not all kids celebrate Halloween; therefore, I plan several engaging alternative Halloween activities during the month of October. As teachers, it’s our responsibility to offer a variety of learning experiences all our kiddos can enjoy, regardless of their background or beliefs. In this blog post, I share some exciting activities

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If you’ve ever observed a child’s sense of wonder, you’d know just how incredibly eager they are to discover the world around them. From the moment they take their first steps, children embark on a journey of constant learning and exploration. And what’s at the heart of all this curiosity?

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Teaching Adjectives – Propel Student Writing From Good to Great

We often overlook the power of teaching adjectives as part of writing instruction. But adjectives can turn boring sentences into captivating stories. For students in grades 3-5, mastering adjectives is critical for effective writing. Descriptive words help young writers create interesting stories and express their ideas clearly. Let’s explore why

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Work-Life Balance for Teachers: Myths, Facts, & Practical Advice

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is more than just a trendy buzzword – it’s a necessity. Teaching is not just a job – it’s a passion, a calling. Between shaping young minds, planning lessons, grading assignments, communicating with parents, and fulfilling administrative duties, it can feel like a 24/7 commitment.

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Summer Break: 6 Practical Ways Teachers Can Stay Curious

Summer Break is a time for teachers to rest and rejuvenate. It’s an opportunity to take a pause from the day-to-day challenges of the classroom, lesson planning, and endless grading. And rightly so, as we pour so much of ourselves into our students throughout the school year. However, as a

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