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We Appreciate Teachers: Win a $100 TPT Gift Card

Do you know how much you are appreciated? I know sometimes it doesn’t feel that way.  But you know how valuable the work that you do is to your students and their families. This is why I have teamed up with some other sellers to give you a chance to win a $100 TPT gift card.  To say thank you for the work you do. All we ask in return is to connect with these great sellers, check out their stores, and…

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  • Featured, Uncategorized

    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…

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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…

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  • Literacy, Uncategorized

    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.…

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  • Literacy and Math, Uncategorized

    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…

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    Glows, Grows and Where to Goes

    As August is winding down my mind is now shifting to getting ready for back to school.  Thinking about how I will set up my classroom this year.  Every year I change a few things based on what I learned the previous year.  Asking what…

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