Teaching

Upper Elementary Ideas for Read Across America Week (That Don’t Include Dr. Seuss)

Read Across America week takes place the first week of March and is always such a fun time to celebrate reading and great works of literature in the upper elementary classroom.  In the past, we have taken this week to celebrate and honor Dr. Seuss since his birthday is March 2nd. But recently, many educators …

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Hard to Engage Your Writers? Teach with Real-World Topics

If you have taught writing before, you know just how stressful it can be. No matter how many writing acronyms are used, models are shown, or step-by-step help is provided, many teachers have experienced breaking down in tears while grading writing assignments. However, writing does not have to be this emotional! With the right topic …

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Engaging Math Practice when the Holiday Craze Hits

Almost every teacher would agree that keeping students engaged before winter break is challenging! Whether students are virtual or in-person and celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or no holidays, there is so much excitement simply over having some extra time off school and it can be impossible to engage students in math practice once that holiday craze …

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