Category Archives for Literacy and Math

Student Writing Survey Tutorial

If you are conferencing with your students in writing then you need an easy way to track this data.  I use google forms with students to help me track their writing progress and track data.  Students use this as a framework for self-assessment of their writing and making goals to move their skills forward. Below is […]

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Planning for Inquiry Based Learning

  If you are getting started with inquiry you may wonder where to start and how to prepare for something that is student led. Although using an inquiry approach removes you, the teacher, from the absolute power position you,  still have plenty to do to prepare yourself to get ready for inquiry.  I wanted to […]

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Ignite Student’s Passion for Writing!!

Writing is a challenge to teach.  It is more than simply just teaching students how to write.  There is an underlying challenge that can predict a student’s success and this is often dependent on the messaging that students tell themselves about their ability to write.  A student’s attitude towards their skills as a writer are […]

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No More Worksheets?

  So what is the deal with all this hatred to the worksheet?  It was recently asked on a facebook forum if using worksheets in your classroom makes you the dreaded ‘old school teacher’.  This sparked an interesting discussion amongst the teachers in the group as to what the big deal is on worksheets.  With […]

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Instagram in the Classroom

I joined Instagram awhile ago but personally, or professionally didn’t quite know what to do with it.  I posted a few pictures of my kids but wasn’t really sure how to use it.  Fast forward and a few other blogger friends talked me into opening up a Madly Learning Instagram account.  I have found it […]

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