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Classroom Tech Tools That Support Inquiry

Technology in the classroom constantly changes and so are the classroom tech tools that we use every day with our students. Sometimes it is just hard to stay with it when everything is changing right? Putting these classroom tech tools to work in your classroom goes hand in hand with building a 21st-century learning environment. […]

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Ready, Set, Go Get Started with Differentiated Instruction

So if you understand the concept and benefits of differentiated instruction for the students in your classroom but are not sure where to start then hopefully this post will help you to set the stage and get started with differentiation. My biggest motivation for differentiated instruction is my students with different learning needs.  This started […]

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12 Reasons Why I Differentiate

 Why should we differentiate? Beyond the obvious that is we have kids in our room that would not be successful if we did not differentiate then there are many other reason why we should do it too. 1. Every student is different 2. Engagement leads to success 3. Helps our most vulnerable students 4. Sets […]

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What is Differentiated Instruction?

If you teach in a classroom today than you are familiar with the term Differentiation.  And if you are like me you may have a love hate relationship with this term. Classrooms today are complex and trying to teach to the individual instead of the group feels overwhelming. One of my of the realities of […]

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Talking Inquiry: Making a Wonder Wall

Creating a wonder wall is a great tool to use in inquiry to build a space where students can get students thinking share their learning throughout their inquiry keep ideas concepts and questions visible interact with others share standards, learning goals, and assessment criteria share evidence of learning   This post is part 1 in […]

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Teaching Independent Work skills

 Teaching students to work independently is a vital task for all teachers but especially for teachers of split grades. It is also one of the largest barriers that prevents teachers from using inquiry. So you may not like hearing it but almost all students are capable of working independently. There work needs to pass the […]

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