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Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Digital or ePortfolios are an amazing way to excite students’ curiosity, learning, and reflection.  They offer limitless possibilities for demonstrating growth and mastery across all subject areas and grades.  Whether using them as a platform for students to explain the problem solving process for a complicated math equation or as a way to show the
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8 Tips for Taking the Praxis® Exams

8 Tips for Taking the Praxis® Exams

The Praxis® exam is a test that is often required for those wishing to enter the field of education. In order to obtain a teaching certificate, future educators must pass the tests mandated by their state, but they often included the Praxis® Core and sub-tests for different areas of certification. Thankfully, veterans of the test
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3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management Webinar Recording

3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management Webinar Recording

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, Really Good Stuff presented the second of our professional development webinars called “3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management”.  Watch* a recording of it below and find out how you can transform a challenging class into one that works for you and for learning.


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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3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Use LinkedIn

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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Bullying Stops Here.

Bullying Stops Here.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, so what better topic for #TeachChat than a discussion on bullying prevention.  During the October 15th #TeachChat, Really Good Teachers from around the country shared ways that they create classroom communities that thrive on positive interactions and nip bullying in the bud.  Check out the transcript below and
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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.


10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time again!  Time to plan your Halloween costume for school and get ready to dazzle your students with your creativity and sense of humor.  For teachers who are permitted to dress up in costumes on Halloween day, the pressure to find just the right costume is ON. We have rounded up 10 Halloween costume
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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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#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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