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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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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
As we think ahead to back to school we begin to plan out the rules, routines that are essential to set us all up for success. But what routines are essential to teach at the beginning of the year that will set you up for success if you plan to use inquiry in your...read more
Have you heard if it? Well unless you have been under a rock how could you not see this as a wave that is slowly taking over Pinterest. Everywhere teachers are proclaiming they are using flexible seating. But without repurchasing brand new furniture for your classroom...read more
Well that is another year in the books. As I close the door on my 11th year teaching I look forward First to enjoying my summer Second to planning for next year! So recently I was asked what do I do to get ready for next year. I thought that this was a great question...read more
There are so many ways to track student learning. But the goal here is that you have to do it. That is true my the hardest part. To get it out of my head and on to paper (even digital paper) where I can manipulate the data and make it make sense to me. If we are using...read more
Have you ever tried to flip your classroom. Normally you follow the pattern of teach-practice - assess but what if you flipped that? I've been experimenting with this in math. I've been using some math centres recently. It all started with the daunting task of...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!