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KUDOS CLUB classroom management that builds a community.

So last summer I wanted to shake up my classroom management. Over the last ten years I have tried it all coupons classroom economy clip charts whole brain teaching And was even briefly introduced to collaborative problem solving. All of these have worked to some extent for me. This is especially true with whole brain teaching. This fit my teaching style pretty well. But with time I began to change a few things and adapt my strategies. I still love…

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    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…

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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…

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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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    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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    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…

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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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