The Power of Simple Words

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As the debate about the merits of the Common Core rages across the country, it’s apparent that educational standards and what comprises a “well-rounded education” are very much in flux. Students are learning new concepts that weren’t expected 5 years ago. Teachers must continuously update their lesson plans to add the latest mandates to their… Read more »

Keeping skills sharp through the summer months

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This special guest post from Sunshine and Lollipops who offers a few ideas on how to keep student’s skills sharp through the summer months so they are ready to learn in the fall. We all know how we wish our students would work during the summer to keep all the skills and strategies that they… Read more »

A love letter to our teachers…

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There you stand. One against many. Covered in chalk dust, you wonder, “Did it work?” “Is it in there?” “Do you understand me?” And your mind goes back to Sunday night as you stare at the well-worn notebook that contains your copious notes, full of graphite marks and inked circles. The hours of painstaking review… Read more »

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Classroom Reading

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By: The Teachers Lounge April is National Poetry Month. No matter the grade level, encouraging a child to read a wide variety of books & poems is an important part of their education that you can give them. That doesn’t mean it will be easy to convince them to choose Dr. Seuss over Minecraft. Here’s a… Read more »

How to talk about Autism: 3 Useful Videos for Your Classroom

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Unlike many illnesses, Autism is especially difficult to discuss because we are still looking to understand just what it is and how Autism works. So how can you use this opportunity to teach your students about Autism, what it is, and how they can help? In today’s internet age it’s easy. In fact, these 3… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month which makes it the perfect time to celebrate and study some of the great women who have shaped the history of not just America but the whole world. Whether you’re teaching about Amelia Earhart, Rosie the Riveter and how women helped win the World Wars, the Women’s suffrage movement or… Read more »

Celebrate Read Across America Day!

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Monday March 2nd is the day that schools across the country will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and a love of reading with parties all day long. This year you can help your students get in the spirit with tons of great Teacher’s Notebook materials for students of all ages. This year, students and… Read more »

American Sign Language (ASL) – Not Just for Pre-Verbal Children

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This post was written by shopkeeper Sprouting New Beginnings. As teachers we have discovered that using American Sign Language (ASL) in our classroom is not just for pre-verbal children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is a wonderful strategy to support literacy in an elementary classroom. In our classes we utilize… Read more »

IPads and Basic Skills Are Perfect Together: Sushi Monster

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This post was written by Shop owner Chalkspot.com. Math Apps that help students practice their basic facts are very important in my classroom. When I find one that becomes a favorite, I have to share. I use this app with my second and third grade math students. It is a called Sushi Monster (ITunes: Free; Ages 9-11)…. Read more »

The Joy of Reading

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This post was written by shop owner Geaux Teach Online. I love to read! I love books, bookstores (especially secondhand ones), and anything to do with reading. E-readers are great, too! I have one that I thoroughly enjoy using, but there’s just something about holding a book in your hand. This love of reading was… Read more »