Teaching Tips


Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions

Do you remember the last time you and your friends had a great discussion? I’ll bet you didn’t take turns around the  

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Honoring 9/11 – A Delicate Balance

Each year on September 11th, we reflect on a series of horrific events that changed the course of history. As a teacher,  

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Studying with a Buddy Makes Test Prep Fun!

I’ve never been one to spend months teaching test prep strategies, but I also feel we’re doing kids a disservice if we  

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How to Get Started with Boom Cards

Whether you’ll be starting the school year online, in the classroom, or both, one of your biggest challenges will be finding digital  

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MI Theory and Mindset: Helping Kids Discover their Strengths and Overcome Challenges

Multiple Intelligence Theory and the research on Growth Mindset offer us insight into how the brain works, what it means to be  

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Google Classroom Management Tips

Guest blog post by Rhoda Toynbee

Using Google Classroom can streamline the tasks of assigning, collecting, grading, and returning student work. It saves  

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How to Turn a Word Problem into a Rich Math Task (Part One)

Part One – Crafting the Problem

Growth mindset is much more than a buzzword, and nowhere is this more apparent than in mathematics.  

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Plickers Made Easy with Task Cards

Have you tapped into the power of Plickers yet? Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead  

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5 Engaging Ways to Introduce New Content

Guest Blog Post by Rachael Parlett

Imagine that you are sitting in the movie theater waiting for the latest popular movie to begin. With the popcorn bucket on your lap and drink in hand, you are ready.

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Teaching Fire Safety: Free Resources to Spark Learning

This post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.

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What if you could have the class of your dreams this year? Learn the secrets of launching a stellar school year and how to create a caring classroom of students who want to reach for the stars!

Secrets of Launching a Stellar School Year

What if you could walk into the class of your dreams this year? Of course you’d jump at the chance! But what  

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Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer

If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road crews make the roads  

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