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3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Use LinkedIn

“The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss In the ever changing world of social media platforms, it can be difficult to keep up with the ins and outs of each.  From Twitter to Facebook to Instagram and LinkedIn, there seems to be more and more places vying for time.  As
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50 ABC Books for Young Learners


50 ABC Books for Young Learners

Books that focus on the alphabet not only help to reinforce a child’s understanding of the ABCs, but they also help to foster a love for books and reading.  With so many alphabet books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  The 50 books below are perfect additions to any young
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Student Teaching: An Unforgettable Experience


Student Teaching: An Unforgettable Experience

Whether you are a young teacher starting out or a veteran teacher, you will always remember your student teaching experience. It was the foundation that helped you become the teacher you are today. Both the good and the bad experiences influenced the decisions you made and continue to make in YOUR classroom.



#TeachChat Archive – Open Mic Night


#TeachChat Archive – Open Mic Night

The #TeachChat on October 1, 2014 was an Open Mic Night that brought in questions about spelling word card storage, parent-teacher communication, tracking completed standards, and more!  Read through the script below to get some great ideas about how to increase your productivity and make learning more fun for you and your students.  To read the
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Enthusiasm – Why You Need It (Or Need to Fake It)


Enthusiasm – Why You Need It (Or Need to Fake It)

Imagine walking into your classroom after a night spent tossing and turning.  The weight of testing and papers to be graded is heavy on your shoulders as you push open the heavy door.  A notice about cancelled specials has been slid under your door and it slides across the room as you breathe out a
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11 Free Science Websites for Kids


11 Free Science Websites for Kids

Non-fiction texts and sites have become even more important with the implementation of recent education standards.  For teachers with a limited budget, however, providing high-quality, age-appropriate materials has posed a significant challenge.  Thankfully, there are websites that will not only fill the non-fiction, science gap in the classroom, they also do it for free.  Get
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Handprint Turkey Crafts and Bulletin Board Ideas for the Classroom


Handprint Turkey Crafts and Bulletin Board Ideas for the Classroom

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to introduce some craft fun into your lessons.  From color words to rhyming words to character education, these four handprint turkey activities are easy to integrate with the Common Core State Standards or your state’s standards.  Make this Thanksgiving, a memorable one for
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Easy Transitions and a Really Good Giveaway


Easy Transitions and a Really Good Giveaway

Transitions are an essential part of writing, but teaching students how to use them effectively can be challenging.  That is where Really Good Stuff comes in to help.


 

7 Ways to Practice Sight Words


7 Ways to Practice Sight Words

Sure the Dolch sight words are an impressive list, but with a little bit of practice your students can master them in no time.  If you are searching for some ways to get some hands on practice, check out these seven really good ways to help your children learn.  Whether you are a preschool teacher,
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11 Free Science Websites for Kids
11 Free Science Websites for Kids

Non-fiction texts and sites have become even more important with the implementation of recent education standards.  For teachers with a limited budget, however, providing high-quality, age-appropriate materials has posed a significant challenge.  Thankfully, there are websites that will not only fill the non-fiction, science gap in the classroom, they also do it for free.  Get
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50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources
50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources

With the start of the new school year upon us, the time teachers have to research free and low-cost teaching resources is exceptionally limited.  During one of our #TeachChat sessions, we asked teachers to let us help them find resources that would make their lives easier.  They asked for everything from math curriculum to graphic
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11 Free Reading Websites for Kids
11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children.  When we first published the 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids article, we had no idea the response it would have.  In fact, the cry for more resources encouraged us to
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