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How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 19th, Really Good Teachers from across the country shared their thoughts and ideas about how much is too much when it comes to classroom decorating.  With the beginning of the school year here, it’s important to remember that the classroom’s decor should serve the needs of the students first
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Classroom Organization Tips and Tricks

Classroom Organization Tips and Tricks

During the July 2015 #TeachChat, we discussed tips and tricks for classroom organization.  Really Good Teachers from around the country chimed in with their best advice, lessons learned, and thoughts about the topic.  Read their insight below in the transcript of the chat.


Encouraging Learning Outside the Classroom

Encouraging Learning Outside the Classroom

  Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.  The tips and tricks from the Really Good Teachers in #TeachChat  on June 10th, 2015 showed how teachers can encourage students to explore their interests. With a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of heart, a teacher’s influence can stretch far beyond the classroom walls. 
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Easing Testing Anxiety

Easing Testing Anxiety

During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, April 8th, Really Good Teachers from around the country talked about ways to ease testing anxiety in their students.  While they would all probably rather not have testing to worry about at all, their clever and insightful ideas about reducing testing stress demonstrated their dedication to their students.  If you’re
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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. 


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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How is Your School Year Going?

How is Your School Year Going?

The middle of the school year can be a tough time!  Between the holidays, parent teacher conferences, assemblies, performances, testing, and more, it’s hard to find time to breathe.  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, December 10th, we asked teachers what has been the most challenging this year, the most surprising, and then we asked what
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The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom

The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom

Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad.  It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school in every country.  Kindness and respect lead to learning, while bullying, whether intentional or not, and criticism lead to anything but a productive learning environment.


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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#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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