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7 Essentials for an Emergency Teacher Toolkit

Spring-itus is upon our schools already!  Either your students are tired of being shut up in a classroom and Spring Vacation is just around the corner and they (and you) can’t … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents as Servant Leaders

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children to be servants and encouragers of others? Bottom line?  They need to see you being a servant leader.  If you’re … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

19 Reading Response Questions to Answer

Enough with the Reading strategies being tested like Compare/Contrast, Main Idea/Detail, etc. etc. etc.!  Why not just ask questions for understanding like: Who did the author write this story for? … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Raise a Charitable Child

Who raises a charitable child?  Parents do!  But how to do that?  First of all, children copy their parents’ behavior and heart.  You already know that, of course.  You also … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Set Up a Montessori-Type Home School Center

I’m sure you’ve heard about and often wondered if you could set up your Home School area like a Montessori School in your office/dining room/outside porch etc.  Here’s a wonderful … Continue reading

January 19, 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

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