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July 16, 2018

Teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) can be intimidating, especially when you don’t have a strong background. Whether you’re a novice or an exper . . . read more

July 9, 2018

We’ve all had those tentative learners who never raise their hands, or do so once another student begins to answer. Even when given the opportunity to share with a part . . . read more

July 5, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to craft with your children. Grab your red, white and blue art supplies and get ready for some fun with your children! . . . read more

July 2, 2018

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) a respected, membership-based nonprofit organization founded in 1943 defiines differentiated instruction . . . read more

June 29, 2018

Ah yes, summer! A break from the daily grind. A time to de-stress and unwind. As teachers, we tend to spend our free time thinking about our students. Here are . . . read more

June 26, 2018

When teachers think of accommodating for student needs, we often get a picture of multiple different lessons or activities that we need to prepare for.  If your class ha . . . read more

June 22, 2018

Summer, a time of rest and relaxation for students and teachers alike. But, for some teachers and students, summer school is also on the agenda. Your summer school classr . . . read more

June 18, 2018

Many teachers realize that there are many benefits to small group instruction.  Small group activities encourage collaboration, greater student participation, increased . . . read more

June 15, 2018

The summer slump… it’s a phrase that educators all over the country know and dread. It’s a phrase used to describe what happens to many students during the summ . . . read more

June 13, 2018

  The 21st century classroom is all the rage! Becoming a teacher today is like becoming a tech guru. For some people, technology is not their forte. I am here . . . read more

June 11, 2018

Behavior Management is NOT Easy Most teachers find difficulty with behavior management, and tend to struggle the most in the beginning of their teaching careers. Many new . . . read more

June 6, 2018

The assessments are done, the grades are in, and the students are gone . . .  you made it to the end of the school year! Congratulations! One might think . . . read more

June 4, 2018

Summer is upon us but that does not mean teaching has left our minds. Many teachers have one of the most important parts of a successful school year on their . . . read more

June 1, 2018

According to the Natural Learning Initiative by NC State University, “children’s social, psychological, academic and physical health is positively impacted when they . . . read more

May 30, 2018

The end of the year. A time of excitement for students and a time of chaos for teachers! The “to do” lists can be endless. Here are some ways to . . . read more

May 25, 2018

As teachers get ready to welcome a brand new batch of students in the fall, many may also be welcoming a different kind of student, a student teacher you have . . . read more

May 23, 2018

Teachers only work ten months a year….WRONG!  Well sort of!!  We may only be PAID for ten months, but that does NOT mean that we are not working!  Professional devel . . . read more

May 21, 2018

It is that time of the year again when we teachers have our countdowns going and we are purging the mess from the year and dare I say it – . . . read more

May 18, 2018

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), according to the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, are professionals who hold t . . . read more

May 17, 2018

  Practice Makes Perfect?  Maybe Not… We’ve all heard the expression,” practice makes perfect.” However, in a teacher’s world, it’s not really true.  If th . . . read more

May 15, 2018

Teachers have many responsibilities when it comes to the well-being of each and every student. Many districts have “adopted social skill-building in an effort to move f . . . read more

May 11, 2018

Virtual Reality (VR) has become a popular topic among the education world. But what exactly is it? Virtual reality is defined as, “the computer-generated simulation of . . . read more

May 7, 2018

  The time of the year has come to shower teachers with love and appreciation for wiping kiddos’ noses, teaching them to add, having supernatural patience, sharing . . . read more

May 4, 2018

No matter what study you read, the evidence always shows that students who read over the summer are more successful in the fall than those who don’t. How can you . . . read more

May 2, 2018

The end of the school year is always a mix of emotions for teachers, anticipation for the summer, sadness to let our current class go on to the next grade, . . . read more

April 30, 2018

Every teacher knows they spend a lot of time with the students in their class each school year. To be more exact, the average teacher spends between 900 and 1,000 . . . read more

April 27, 2018

As the end of the year is approaching, students are filled with coding skills from the past 9 months. How can teachers have students show off their coding talent that . . . read more

April 25, 2018

The 2017 Gallup Poll, Engaged Today – Ready for Tomorrow, showed that less than 50 percent of students are actively engaged in the learning process at school.  Researc . . . read more

April 23, 2018

As teachers, we have several goals (it’s like spinning plates, people) for our students. Two very worthy goals is to encourage our students’ confidence to grow and we . . . read more

April 20, 2018

As the calendar moves closer and closer to the end of the school year, students’ motivation often begins to dwindle with the days.  How can we keep our students motiva . . . read more

April 18, 2018

If you have always wanted to have a word wall in your classroom, but were not sure how to begin, we can help. Word walls or displays are a great . . . read more

April 16, 2018

Most teachers agree that a home to school connection needs to be established between parents and teachers. It needs to be a strong partnership to nurture and educate succ . . . read more

April 11, 2018

Do you need some help with classroom management? Check out these 5 Classroom Management Apps for Teachers: ClassDojo Elementary teachers are crazy about this classroom ma . . . read more

April 6, 2018

Story Twists As speech-language pathologists, we are always on the hunt for new and engaging ways to work on our speech and language goals.   We easily can get bored of . . . read more

April 6, 2018

Teacher burnout is a REAL thing!  Teaching can be stressful, wonderful, rewarding, scary, devastating and awesome!  I have felt all of these emotions over my 23 year ca . . . read more

April 4, 2018

When the Common Core of State Standards (CCSS) first were introduced, I examined them and thought about my own teaching.  Many of the standards seemed to align themselv . . . read more

April 3, 2018

Did you know that nationwide, 38% of fourth graders are below grade level in reading skills? In fact, according the National Education Association’ s article, Facts Abo . . . read more

March 30, 2018

Teachers work really hard to make sure that we cover all of our state standards in our lesson plans, but that doesn’t always mean that our students are learning all . . . read more

March 26, 2018

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Technology has come a long way in the past few years. Classrooms are making the transition to 21st century learning environments allowing st . . . read more

March 23, 2018

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s Spring! That means warmer temperatures, flowers, transformation, leaves on the trees… rainbows, rabbits, butterflies, bees, birds . . . read more

March 21, 2018

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Classroom Technology Take Over In today’s 21st century classrooms, technology seems to be taking over. Whether it is iPads, Chromebooks, o . . . read more

March 19, 2018

Students with special needs often have difficulty recognizing emotions.  It can be equally difficult for these students to identify their own feelings and also the feeli . . . read more

March 16, 2018

25th Anniversary Summer of Fun Giveaway Recap All throughout the summer of 2017, there was a chance for teachers to win a variety of prizes for the Really Good Stuff® . . . read more

March 14, 2018

Many Middle School and High School Teachers have fully embraced the celebration of Pi day on March 14th, the day that corresponds with the first three digits of pi (and . . . read more

March 12, 2018

Inclusive Classrooms Between 1989 and 2013, the percentage of students with disabilities who were in a general education class for 80 percent or more of the school day in . . . read more

March 9, 2018

Why is S.T.E.M. so Important? Did you know? According to the National Science Foundation, “the number of workers in Science and Engineering occupations grew from about . . . read more

March 6, 2018

The Concept of Teaching Writing As a teacher, one of the most difficult subjects to teach in my opinion, is writing. Students often find difficulty taking the thoughts th . . . read more

March 1, 2018

“Land ho,” “There she blows,” and ” I do not like green eggs and ham,” are just some of the many stories usually being read aloud in . . . read more

February 28, 2018

Did you know that according to Google, the average classroom teacher will make more than 1,500 educational decisions every school day? In an average 6-hour school day, th . . . read more

February 26, 2018

I love my pen and paper grading method all organized in different colors to create the best gradebook you have ever seen. As a technology teacher, you would think I . . . read more

February 23, 2018

What is Digital Learning? What exactly is Digital Learning? Digital Learning is a way to introduce educational technology to students of all ages.  According to the Digi . . . read more

February 21, 2018

Reading aloud to children is truly an art. With practice, even standardized test directions can become appealing to your students. Reading aloud daily for just 5-7 minute . . . read more

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