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Category Archives: elementary instruction

Add a Little Spice to Classrooms

Are you a new teacher who is looking for a fun way to to reinforce vocabulary skills?  Are you an experienced teacher who just needs some more ideas to make … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Make a Movie Trailer for a Book

YouTube, TV. videos, gaming, movie theaters, are all influencing our children and students.  How can we get them back to reading books and other print literature? Here’s a really wonderful … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are We Asking Stupid Questions?

Now that I have your attention…As teachers and/or parents, are we asking questions that really don’t allow for inquiry or research based answers?   I know that I often ask … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Need an Emotional Jump Start to End Your School Year?

Okay, the thrill of Winter storms is probably over (I hope) and your students (and you) are probably looking forward to Spring/Easter Vacation.  Right? I just saw this post from … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is God in Your Classroom?

He is if you’re one of His children.  If you’re a loving and caring teacher, like most of us are, then it can be said that God could be using … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Use

Okay, parents!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your children? Okay, teachers!  Are you always saying the same motivational/challenging phrases to your studemts? Steel these and use … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Personal Narratives BANNED From Middle School

If you’re a teacher who requires children to write paragraph narratives and stories, you’ve all read about their animals or their families.  Right?  Then again, we can always use topics … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fingerprint Heart Project

Here’s a pinterest idea that is so simple for young children in your home or classroom.  Or, even better, maybe you can do this for your sweetheart. It’s a free … Continue reading

February 1, 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

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