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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

February 16, 2018

Spring symbolizes renewal, new life and a time of transformation. Springtime is a great time for new things, especially when it comes to books! Refresh your classroom lib . . . read more

February 14, 2018

Incorporating STEM Are you having trouble incorporating STEM into your daily routine? Do you wish you could find a way to be successful with the current STEM initiatives? . . . read more

February 12, 2018

Let Your Students Know How Lucky You are to Have Them I love to let my students know how special I think they are with these seasonal door hangers.  For . . . read more

February 9, 2018

Reading is Thinking “They’re not thinking!”  I’m sure many of you have had this reaction after asking your students questions about their reading. As a Reading S . . . read more

February 7, 2018

Why Kore™ Wobble Chairs? There is a strong push toward incorporating flexible seating both in the classroom and at home. The idea behind the Kore™ Wobble Chair is to . . . read more

February 2, 2018

Love is in the air in February.  Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate others and to tell them thatwe love and care about them.  For our students, it’s a . . . read more

January 31, 2018

What is a traveling teacher? Limited school budgets and overcrowded schools have districts scrambling for a way to maximize space in a cost-effective way. Many times, thi . . . read more

January 29, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 2nd!  Green eggs, Seuss themed games, crazy hats, and so much more will be all over schools in the country!  The most . . . read more

January 25, 2018

As teachers, we are always looking to up our game when it comes to classroom organization. Keeping an organized classroom is no small task when it comes to spending an . . . read more

January 24, 2018

Summer time and the livin’s easy…??Oh, who am I kidding?  We’re teachers.  Despite what many people may think, we don’t really have the summers off.  We’ . . . read more

January 22, 2018

The beginning of the school year is an exciting whirlwind for everyone. There’s a lot of paperwork between home and school communicating what’s going on and when. And . . . read more

January 19, 2018

Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can’t keep seem to get the . . . read more

January 17, 2018

Family engagement is all about teamwork. When families engage and interact with the schools, administrators, and teachers, the outcome is a win-win for all. When families . . . read more

January 15, 2018

Classroom teachers across the country are often faced with decorating restrictions due to fire codes and school rules.  For years they have also tried to figure out how . . . read more

January 12, 2018

As teachers in a 21st century learning environment, we understand how important technology is to our students. EdWeek MarketBrief’s article, 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Too . . . read more

January 10, 2018

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child.  This statement could not be truer. The village can include a host of people such as neighbors and . . . read more

January 8, 2018

Becoming pen pals with other students in neighboring elementary schools is a great class project. Some middle schools even have their lowest grades write to incoming stud . . . read more

January 5, 2018

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate African American history. Each year a variety of activities and lessons take place in my classroom. We highlight the . . . read more

January 3, 2018

It’s Standardized testing time. Standardized tests often create anxiety and stress for students, parents and teachers. Check out these helpful tips that will make takin . . . read more

December 29, 2017

  Most schools are moving into the middle part of the school year which means that big state assessments will be coming up soon.  Teachers have been preparing for t . . . read more

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