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The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org

I had bins and shelves crammed full of books for my third graders.  Books with colorful, creative, eye-catching covers strategically displayed to pique my students’ curiosity.  There were daring characters and funny stories, poetry, and tales of the Wild West.  My library was complete…until Paul* couldn’t find a book he wanted to read.


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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21 Myths About Teaching


21 Myths About Teaching

  Teachers have long been blasted in the media for common misconceptions about the teaching profession.  While teachers know the truth, it seems that the public has turned a blind eye to the amount of work, continuing education, and paperwork that teachers are expected to do. No longer just about lessons and activities, the field
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Is a Flipped Classroom Right for You?


Is a Flipped Classroom Right for You?

Flipped classrooms are most commonly associated with upper middle school and high school grades, but could they work in your elementary classroom?  During the #TeachChat on January 21, 2015, Really Good Teachers from across the country talked not only about what flipped classrooms are, but how they might (or might not!) work in their classrooms. 
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3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters


3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters

  No matter where you live, those days when the words “indoor recess” are spoken over the loudspeaker there’s an instant feeling of dread.  Have no fear!  We have three really good indoor recess activities that will help you stay sane while helping your students burn off some of that extra energy.



The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org


The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org

I had bins and shelves crammed full of books for my third graders.  Books with colorful, creative, eye-catching covers strategically displayed to pique my students’ curiosity.  There were daring characters and funny stories, poetry, and tales of the Wild West.  My library was complete…until Paul* couldn’t find a book he wanted to read.


 

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas


5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

Read Across America Day (also known as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!) is March 2nd.  If you are trying to figure out some quick, last minute lesson ideas, take a look at the ones below.  Not only are they fun, but they can open students’ eyes to a world outside of the classroom.



Solving Word Problem Woes


Solving Word Problem Woes

Word problems are often the cause of math class woes.  Understanding how to solve them, what they are asking for, and which operations are needed are not easy tasks.  Thankfully, the Math Folders featured in this week’s Really Good Giveaway give students instant access to reminders and clues that will make solving math word problems
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5 Really Good Reading Ideas for the Elementary Classroom


5 Really Good Reading Ideas for the Elementary Classroom

Sometimes all you need is that one new lesson idea to launch a whole host of creativity. When some of our Really Good Teachers share their best ideas, you know you are bound to find ones that will work for you. Check out the tips for nurturing a love of reading in your students from
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The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org
The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org

I had bins and shelves crammed full of books for my third graders.  Books with colorful, creative, eye-catching covers strategically displayed to pique my students’ curiosity.  There were daring characters and funny stories, poetry, and tales of the Wild West.  My library was complete…until Paul* couldn’t find a book he wanted to read.

Science Fair Project Ideas and Resources
Science Fair Project Ideas and Resources

  Science Fair season is quickly approaching and helping your students prepare for it can be a huge undertaking.  Since so much of the project is done outside of the classroom, it is important to give students and parents resources that will help them succeed.  We have compiled a list of some great science fair
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Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom

Do you use social media in the classroom?  The Really Good Teachers at #TeachChat on February 3, 2015 shared some of their best tips and tricks for using it to enhance lessons and increase learning.  Read the transcript below and then join us on March 11th for the next chat!