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LONG RANGE PLANS FOR SPLIT GRADES 3-6Planning 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.
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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...read more
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...read more
It's a new year so it's a new you You make a personal resolution but do you make a New Years teacher resolution? What are some of the things you need to change, want to try, or what are you going to do more of. Today I've compiled a list of New Years resolutions for...read more
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...read more
How do you get kids to learn? Learning happens gradually over time. We know that content that is revisited over time has a much larger impact over content that is delivered in a 'one and done' style. So what does it mean to gradually release responsibility. This means...read more
So sometimes we have to teach things to our students that are heavy topics that cover a lot and to get through it is a drag. How do we get our students excited about a topic if we are not very excited about it either. One of the subjects that I need to teach is...read more
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!