Engagement

5 Ways to 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 order to become fluent in math facts, students need daily, repetitious practice is a variety of ways. Here’s some ideas to pair

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How to Use Digital Memory Games

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to be sneaky with learning. If my students have no idea they are working their brains but yet they are fully engaged, I’ve reached my ultimate goal. When I was developing new activities for back to school this year,

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Keep Your Morning Meeting Motivating

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? Morning meetings are like breakfast–the most important part of the day. But, you need to get a

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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 Listen to Reading during guided reading and math games during guided math. We would use them to play Kahoot from time to time or Prodigy Math which my students

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6 Ways to Use Interactive Math Task Cards

The shift to virtual and hybrid learning meant a new need for digital resources. Teaching math without access to manipulatives and restricted ability to see students solving problems in real time creates challenges. Using task cards in the classroom have always been one of my favorite tools in any subject

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5 Ideas for Ringing in the New Year

Although we might not *quite* be ready for that first school day of the new year, it will be here before we know it. So while inside I am sorta, kind of dreading it #sorrynotsorry, outside I am napping prepping.  Here’s how I plan to ring in the new year in my

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Tech Tools You Need to Try This Year

One of the really wonderful things to come from 2020 was the urgency it created to learn new things. I’ve always considered myself relatively tech-savvy. I’m one of the people in my school that people come to with tech-related questions. Of course, I don’t know it all but 95% of

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7 Activities for Engagement in December

December is straight up crazy! The excitement and energy surpasses any other month in the classroom. Balancing learning and fun is key! Get in the holiday spirit with some festive dress-up days. My advice–don’t overcomplicate it and it becomes easier for students to participate. Try to be general (green day)

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