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Take the Sting Out of Test Taking

Take the Sting Out of Test Taking

    A change of wording helps ease anxiety with this idea by Toni, a 2nd Grade Teacher, in Davie, FL.   Take the Sting Out of Test Taking By Turning It Into a Show After 16 years as art teacher, my school eliminated art, so I had to begin teaching in the regular classroom
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Test Taking Tips for Students: 4 Keys to Success

Test Taking Tips for Students: 4 Keys to Success

  by Steve Reifman, Guest Columnist As standardized testing season begins each spring, we can perform a major service for our students by sharing the following four keys to success. Taken together, these tips comprise an effective mental approach to test-taking that values strong focus, thoroughness, and carefulness. Children need to understand that how they
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Tried and True Test Preparation Strategies

Tried and True Test Preparation Strategies

  Standardized tests are quickly approaching and it’s time to start getting students ready. Preparing them for what will happen during test week will ease their anxiety and make the week run smoother. Some Really Good Teachers from across the country shared with us some of their best test preparation strategies below.   Tried and
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Testing Strategies

Testing Strategies

  It’s testing time again and with it comes anxiety, nerves, and worry.  For little learners, those emotions can get the best of them and make testing the worst time of the school year.  While nothing can completely alleviate the pressure and stress of standardized testing, there are some ways to help.  These testing strategies
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Easing Test-Taking Anxiety in the Elementary Grades

Easing Test-Taking Anxiety in the Elementary Grades

  For the youngest test-takers, anxiety about the unknown can be overwhelming. In fact, test anxiety can start as early as Kindergarten! Thankfully, some Really Good Teachers are filled with ideas to ease the minds of the youngest students.


St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

Guest post by Lori Wolfe St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!


TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies

TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies

  What makes a reading strategy effective?  Learn what other teachers and special guests from Astute Hoot have to say when they weighed in during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.  Ideas, strategies, and tools to enhance students’ understanding and experience were all part of the discussion. 


Ooey Gooey Bouncing Ball Science Experiment

Ooey Gooey Bouncing Ball Science Experiment

Ah, Spring!  It is getting to be the time of year when students would much rather be running around outside than sitting in a classroom.  While spending the day outdoors may not be an option, a fun chemistry science experiment can get them out of their seats and actively engaged.  Students love STEM activities and
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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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