Engagement

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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Place Value Game: How to Play Trash Can Math:

Are you ready for THE BEST beginning of the year math game ever?! In this post, I’m going to teach you how to play Trash Can Math–a place value game!  I learned this game two years ago when I was filling in for a teacher on maternity leave.  We got

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5 Easy Low-Prep Substitute Teacher Activities

Have you ever felt overwhelmed thinking about what activities you can leave for a substitute teacher when you have to be out of the classroom? It’s so stressful trying to come up with hands-off lessons for the sub but still engaging and educational for the students. Well, have I got

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Strengthen Math Fact Fluency with Flashcards

Year after year, I had students who struggled with mastering their math facts. It made it difficult to confidently move on in teaching more complex mathematical concepts. In this post, I’m discussing how to build a toolbox of strategies to strengthen math fact fluency with flashcards. In order to become

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Freshen Up Your Classroom Morning Meeting Routine

Do you want to implement a morning meeting into your schedule? Are you already using morning meetings but looking for ways to polish the structure and get more benefits out of that time? What are morning meetings? Morning meetings are like breakfast–the most important part of the day. But, you

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5 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

By my 4th year of teaching, I was fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom. I used them daily for listening to reading during literacy stations and math games during math centers. We would use them to play Kahoot from time to time or Prodigy Math which my students

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