lesson planning

Tech Tools You Need to Try This Year

2020 was a year of many things–stress and anxiety of living through a Pandemic, the year of toilet paper hoarders, endless changes to guidelines, mandates and re-opening plans…but one of the really wonderful things to come from 2020 was the urgency it created to learn new things.  I’ve always considered

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Tips for Teaching in a Hybrid Model

So, you are going back to school full time but the students will only be there part time. How will I manage in person AND online learning simultaneously? This might feel like you are being expected to do two jobs at once (let’s face it, you are). Even though it

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Tips for the First Week of Virtual Learning

A lot of us are wondering what back to school season will look like this year. Some may already know you are starting school remotely. It sounds overwhelming and a little bit scary. It’s unknown territory and with the memory of distance teaching in the spring still fresh in our

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Why I Can’t Do Guided Math

Okay, so my title is a little dramatic. I may have fibbed just a bit.  I can do guided math. I have done guided math. I still do guided math. But I can’t commit to it every day. And so I don’t always teach math the same way. I….wait for it….change

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First Three Reading Lessons of the School Year

I am really excited to wrap up my “First Three” blog series with my first three reading lessons. While I love teaching math and I definitely identify as a writer, teaching reading is also a passion. I now have my Master’s in Education in Reading and have completed the requirements

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5 Ways to Get in Grammar

Math, reading, writing, phonics, skills groups, enrichment, social studies, science…it seems impossible to fit it all in. Grammar seems to be one of those subjects that just gets pushed to the side and often forgotten. Yet, it still deserves a place in your students’ day in some way.  Here are

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Sneak Peak at September

Lesson planning can feel daunting.  Where to start? The year? Month? Week? Day? Minute? I have found I like a combination of all of the above. I sat down this summer to think about the whole year.  But I got lost when it came to spring time.  Most days, I

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