Why games for children?

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Parents.

No doubt, games are fun and engaging, and we might even contemplate on using them for learning for that reason alone, but games are actually more than that.EduCafe shares why games are important for developing skills in children. Games require deep thinking; they are more than technologies, they serve as an indicative of wider gap… Read more »

Confessions of a teacher-mother

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Jewel Pastor shares her experience balancing work and family in today’s blog post. Almost six months after my daughter was born, I found myself going back to work. Though my little family’s life is filled with new found joy and laughter because of the arrival of our first child, our savings were quickly diminishing and… Read more »

Getting started with inquiry based learning

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom.

Have you thought about teaching through Inquiry this school year? It all begins with effective ways to start inquiry discussion circles in the classroom. Mrs. Naufal’s Nook shares some tips for getting started. Think of your inquiry circle as a positive time to build and establish a solid classroom community.  Once the foundation is established,… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Free reading and writing apps for students

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Kindergarten, Language, Parents, Pre-K, Reading, Writing.

Earlier this month we shared some amazing free math apps. This week Krazyaboutteaching shares some of the best free reading and writing apps out there!   There are so many great educational apps out there. Here’s my list for my favorite free reading and writing apps for iPhone and iPad. ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice… Read more »

Why should English teachers use self-assessment techniques in their classroom?

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Providing students with the tools to complete a self-assessment is really necessary in any type of classroom and/or subject! Adeleteacher provides some insight as to how self-assessment techniques have helped in her classroom and some ideas to get you started. I’ve used self-assessment techniques in my classroom over the years and here are some of… Read more »

The climb to teacher-facilitated, student-led instruction

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This post describes the strategy that Something Creative uses in her classroom on a weekly basis in multiple subjects. It is a teacher-facilitated, student-led lesson that has proven to be very successful in the classroom. Hello Fellow Teachers! This is my very first blog post! I love writing but usually I am more of a do-er…. Read more »