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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »