Differentiated Instruction: The Method Behind the Madness

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This was written by IgnitED. Check out there shop here. Every teacher would love to have a classroom full of students who are all on the same level, learn and progress at the same rate. In the Utopian world this classroom does exist, however in the real world classrooms are filled with children who learn… Read more »

Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

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Creating a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. We vow to better ourselves in some fashion, be it improving our health or donating more to charity. Resolutions can be a great way to help improve students in the classroom as well. As classes return from break, now is a great time to have your… Read more »

What are cognates?

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Vocabulary/vocabulario, animal/animal, actor/actor, color/color are just a few of the thousand of English and Spanish cognates. Cognates are an important part of learning English. Cognates are words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Spanish and English cognates include: doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constuccion, and electricity/electricidad. Some languages like Spanish… Read more »

Rewarding in the classroom – should we be concerned?

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This post from Catia Dias opens the dialogue about management strategies regarding the use of rewards (food or tangible goodies) in the classroom. “Learning should be a reward in itself!” This is the philosophy my husband and I use to raise our children. We firmly believe that rewarding children for every single thing they do… Read more »

Help students become confident answering multiple choice questions

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Building simple routines that help kids learn to answer multiple choice questions into the routine early in the year makes preparing for assessments later in the year so much easier! More information about this concept from Common Core Connection. Many of us need to help our kids become confident with the format of multiple choice… Read more »

Shared writing projects: Student-created books

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Student-created books are great because they provide reading practice, can include science content, help students learn to write reports, and provide a valuable home/school connection. Here’s an idea from TeacherTam to start implementing student-created books in your classroom. Through the years, I have found that student-created books are quite the hit! We have made books… Read more »

Rewarding positive behavior

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Looking for some ideas to start implementing positive reinforcement in the classroom? Here’s some unique tips from two shopkeepers. Positive Reinforcement by Socrates Lantern Kids always do better when given positive reinforcement. So, after you correct tests, English compositions, reports, or anything else, always write a note along with the grade. Of course it’s easy… Read more »

Hanukkah freebies

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Hanukkah begins on Sunday at sundown and we have plenty of Hanukkah activities and resources that you can use in the classroom. Here are a few great freebies you can download today! Hanukkah Chart Art by Common Core Corner This is a fun number recognition activity up to 200. Students use directions to color numbered… Read more »