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Category Archives: elementary instruction

“I’m good.” “It was good.”

I just got so tired of hearing these answers when I tried to find out things about my students. “How was your weekend?”  “Good.” “How was the food?  “Good.” “How … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to School Made Easy

Oh no!  It’s almost August and that means SCHOOL IS GOING TO START SOON!  Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! I know, I know.  No more sleeping in past 5:35, no more shopping during the … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Children Need to Fidget!

How many adults can sit still for 30″ without “going crazy?”  How soon do you start bouncing your leg, curling your hair, tapping your finger nails onto a table?  I’m … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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