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When students are engaged, learning happens without a fight. Engagement makes learning fun and teaching easier. Check out the various tips, ideas, and strategies to engage your students in your classroom.
50 Practices that Engage Students
With all the technology and instant gratification out there, sometimes it can be difficult to engage students. I know sometimes I think, “what can I
A Nonfiction Reading Challenge (And A Freebie!)
I’m a Common Core school district and that meant more informational text. By 4th grade, students are expected to have 50% of their passages be nonfiction reading
A Picture Book Scoot
In my school district, on Read Across America day, we dedicate the entire afternoon to just dropping everything and reading. There are some students in
Bowling Math Centers
Bowling in math is one of my favorite centers to use in my math workshop and the students love it too! Not only is it
Creating Book Trailers in the Classroom
A few years ago I set one of my professional goals at integrating more technology into the classroom. Regardless of the limited resources, I just
3 Ways to Think-Pair-Share Differently
As I mentioned before in the past, I get bored quickly. It has its disadvantages, but it also has many advantages. By getting bored quickly,
Want a fun way to explore social studies and writing? Why not consider travel journals? So how do travel journals work? Each student
Jeopardy Review Posters Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
Our school district studies the regions of the United States as part of our social studies curriculum. It takes us all year to study the
Review Games: DIY Human Bingo
Looking for great review games? How about some B-I-N-G-O? It’s a tried-and-true student favorite in every classroom, and it surely will be in yours too!
DIY Teacher Hacks: 4 Hacks to Make Your Life Easier
We all know teachers aren’t exactly made of money, time, and, well… energy. Thankfully, these DIY (Do-It-Yourself) teacher hacks don’t require a whole lot of
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