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IGNITING CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

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Using Games In Your Classroom: Where Learning Meets Engagement!

Using Games In Your Classroom: Where Learning Meets Engagement!

Students love to play games in the classroom. At least mine always have! However, the hardest part for me has been to combine learning and fun in a healthy balance. If the lesson is too boring, I’ve lost my class’s interest. Too much fun and the lesson has lost all the educational value. My class […]

SELF-REFLECTION: ARE YOU A REFLECTIVE TEACHER?

SELF-REFLECTION: ARE YOU A REFLECTIVE TEACHER?

Self-reflection is one of the most powerful practices to improve teaching. When you practice self-reflection regularly, it will completely transform your classroom and instruction.  Furthermore, self-reflection can take you from being a good teacher to being a great teacher. Are you ready to begin the transformation? The old me – pre self-reflection days In my […]

TEACHING GIFTED KIDS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM: HELP AND SUPPORT

TEACHING GIFTED KIDS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM: HELP AND SUPPORT

Teaching gifted kids in the regular classroom can be a challenge. Do you sometimes feel like you’re “losing it”? Do you not really know how to meet the needs of these kids when you have so many kids who have IEP’s, 504 Plans, or are in the RTI process?  Don’t despair, there is help!   Where […]

IS YOUR CLASS CLOWN GIFTED? – NEGATIVE TRAITS OF GIFTED KIDS

IS YOUR CLASS CLOWN GIFTED? – NEGATIVE TRAITS OF GIFTED KIDS

What is a gifted kid? Has anyone told you one of your students is gifted and you thought, “No Way!”?  We all have preconceived ideas about the concept of giftedness. For example, many people believe they all make straight A’s, are well behaved and motivated.  While many gifted kids display these behaviors, your class clown […]

Dry Erase Markers 101 – Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easy

Dry Erase Markers 101 – Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easy

Do you use dry erase markers in your classroom?  If not, you should! I love dry erase markers!  They are great for formative assessment because they can be used in so many ways – for whole class instruction where students use dry erase mats to solve problems, for interactive games such as Jeopardy, in centers […]

TEACHER TIPS: WAYS TO REFURBISH OLD CHRISTMAS DECOR FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

TEACHER TIPS: WAYS TO REFURBISH OLD CHRISTMAS DECOR FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

Christmas is over and I can hardly believe it!  It came and went so quickly! Now it’s time to start packing everything up to save for next year. Do you hate packing up all your Christmas decor?  I do! It always makes me a little sad because I love how my classroom and home look […]