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Maintain a Clean Classroom (with Student Help!)

It can feel challenging to maintain a clean classroom. But, a tidy environment is essential for both the teacher and the students. It’s important to have a space that is conducive to learning, and it’s also important to be respectful of the people who will be spending time there. Fortunately,

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3 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom

How to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom Veterans Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the military to protect our freedom. In the classroom, it presents a unique opportunity to educate children about the sacrifices made by our veterans and

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5 Must-Have Manipulatives to Practice Math Facts

Practicing math facts daily is necessary for mastery. But, it doesn’t always feel fun. These 5 Must-Have Manipulatives for Math Fact Practice will increase engagement when practicing math facts! Dice My first and most favorite manipulative for math fact practice is dice. Dice are often thought of as a game

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How to Have the Best Teaching Interview

Whether you are a recent college grad or looking for a new position, interviewing is nerve-wracking! Here are some tips on how to have the best teaching interview. I have interviewed a lot. Like, can’t count on all my fingers and toes a lot. And to be honest, I’m not

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How to Use One Page Phonics Intervention

You need a simple solution to target your students’ reading needs. With One Page Phonics Intervention, students will work on their phonological awareness, encoding, and decoding. This is a helpful tool for identifying the breakdown while practicing these foundational reading skills. Let’s chat about how to use this no-prep intervention

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9 Essential Steps for Teaching Telling Time

Teaching how to tell time can be a welcome break from computation. But, depending on students’ background knowledge, navigating an analog clock can prove tricky for some. Here’s 9 essential steps for teaching telling time. Pre-assessment The most successful math units begin with pre-assessing. I find this especially helpful with

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9 FREE Student Engagement Strategies

Yawning, heads down, staring off into space. No, this isn’t just teachers in professional development. Our students struggle to stay engaged and attentive every single day. Sometimes it may feel like we have to do jumping jacks in a clown suit to keep their attention. And, even then, they will

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