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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

DIRTY HANDS AND DIRTY BREAD

To all my teacher friends, I just saw this post last year on FB and just had to share it again on my blog. This is the grossest yet coolest … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is there an alternative to homework (doing school work at home)?

Homework has become the step-child of education in some public schools.  How about an alternative that still achieves the same purpose? In fact, most are alternatives to homework altogether, including … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

9 Ways to Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

Remember that Edison failed about 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb?  Okay, it was only 9,999 times!  Anyhow, how can we teach students (and other humans) how … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

50 Crazy Ideas to Change Education

Let’s pretend that you’re attending a Professional Development Day and your Principal opens up the meeting with the question, “What would you change and/or fix in our school and our … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using the “Text Reduction” Strategy to Highlight Main Idea

Have you ever considered how many “useless” words are in Informational Texts that we ask our students to read? While these words enhance the overall reading enjoyment, they’re not necessarily … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is the Difference between a Conclusion and an Inference?

Have you ever had a hard time explaining the difference between the Reading strategy of Inference and the strategy of Conclusion?  Good luck! I’ve just seen a wonderful explanation of … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

There is No Such Thing as a Learning Disability

Before you have a cow…please keep reading.  Here’s a wonderful post that I just saw on http://www.linkedin.com that is a big funny, a bit sarcastic, and very much true about … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Were there coins when you were young?

So, were there coins around when you were young? Yesterday, I was walking behind a student while helping in my former school.  I return to my former school to help … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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