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How To Quickly Prepare to Rock Your Parent-Teacher Conferences

It’s that time of year again–parent-teacher conferences. If I’m being completely honest, I used to dread them. However, after some experience and time to perfect my preparation, parent-teacher conferences have become a time to connect with families and learn more about my students while sharing updates about students’ progress in

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Teach Nonfiction Text Features (Free Graphic Organizers)

Teaching young minds to navigate the pages of informational texts is a crucial skill that will empower them to become independent readers. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to introduce nonfiction text features, conduct engaging mini-lessons, and provide free graphic organizers to support your students’ learning journey. What

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10 Morning Meeting Games to Start Your School Day Right

It’s time to start the day, and what better way to do that than with some fun and engaging morning meeting games? With these 10 creative ideas, you can focus students’ attention, review important skills, build class unity, and create an exciting learning environment—all before diving into your daily lesson

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The Best Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Are you looking for ways to manage your classroom and create an environment that’s safe and conducive to learning? Good classroom management not only helps minimize disruptions but also promotes a positive learning atmosphere. Luckily, there are several approaches that have been successful in encouraging students’ academic development. In this

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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 Easy Telling Time Activities for Teaching

Teaching how to tell time can be a welcome break from computation. But, depending on students’ background knowledge, navigating an analog clock can prove challenging for some. For many of our younger students, learning to tell time can be a tricky new skill to grasp. But with the right approach,

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