helping teachers fit it all together

LONG RANGE PLANS FOR SPLIT GRADES 3-6

Planning a split can be tough. Make it a little bit easier with these detailed long range plans for split classes from grade 3-6. Get your time back and start with a solid plan. 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR LANGUAGE ARTS

Stop feeling overwhelmed trying to fit your language arts together. Move forward with a solid plan for mastering language arts that is easy and engaging for both you are your students. 

INQUIRY 101

Grab this FREE MINI COURSE and get started with implementing inquiry in your classroom.  You will go from uncomfortable to confident as you implement these tried and tested inquiry-based teaching strategies in your classroom! 

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Organizational Tips for Teachers from a Disorganized Mess

So I have never been an organized person...like never. In grade one I wrote an autobiography (with tremendous help from the librarian) titled 'I Have Nothing To Wear'. It recounted my morning routine of my parents telling me to get ready and getting frustrated that I...

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Student Goal Boards

What is a goal board? It is a visual guide used for students that helps them keep track of what their individual goals are for a particular subject area. On and off I have used goal board in my classroom. I first started using goal boards with Daily 5 and Cafe but...

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Report Cards Made Simpler

Are you writing your report cards right now? Is it taking you forever? Yep me too!!! With a busy life and no extra time I need ways to make writing these simple. I hear the nightmare stories of ineffective report card programs that only make this harder and more...

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Helping Students Solve Math Problems

Are your students struggling to understand, work through and correctly solve word problems? Does the method you are currently using fall short of actually finishing the problem or only get your students to understand parts of the problem but not actually how to solve...

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TEACHING WITH INQUIRY PODCAST

HI I’M PATTI,

I am the teacher-author behind Madly Learning. I have been teaching for 10 years and for the last 6 I have taught combined classes and have loved it.

I hold Specialist Qualifications in Reading and English as a Second Language. I share lots here on the blog about my experiences in my classroom both the ups, downs and everything in between.

As a teacher I embrace the importance of differentiated instruction and student-centered inquiry especially for split grade classrooms.

I also currently host a weekly live video on Facebook that supports teachers with using inquiry in their classroom. You can find me everywhere else on social media as @madlylearning.

Let me help you reduce some of the overwhelm that comes with teaching as I help you to make it all fit together!

 

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