Category: Teacher Tips

5 Ways to Keep Reading Centers Running Smoothly

Whether you do guided reading, literature circles, reading conferences, or some other small group model, one of the biggest struggles is managing the rest of the class during small group instruction. Well, struggle no more… today I’m sharing my top tip ideas for reading centers! Does This Sound Familiar? You know small

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How to Differentiate Spelling the Easy Way

By now, we’ve all either read the research or discovered on our own that the traditional method of teaching spelling isn’t effective for the majority of students. Unfortunately, there’s not enough training for teachers on how to differentiate spelling instruction. Creating differentiated spelling lists for each student is time consuming,

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Surviving December in the Classroom

December is here. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most trying time of the year for teachers. Between the projects, parties, programs, and general holiday excitement, students are… shall we say… slightly distracted from the learning. Here are some tips for staying

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Put Google Forms to Work in Your Classroom

  Paperwork is so last year… This year, put Google Forms to work for you! Say goodbye to stacks of illegible, half-filled out, questionably stained papers, and make the switch to digital forms instead. You won’t regret it! Today, I have some practical ideas for where you can replace your

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‘Must Try’ Classroom Tech Tool: Kahoot!

Technology in the classroom is constantly evolving. There’s always a new tech tool out there to explore in your classroom. One of my favorite finds this year is an incredibly fun site forreviewing content with your students… Kahoot! I first learned about Kahootlast year, when my friend Juliet posted about

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5 Fun Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

May has arrived, and if you teach in the South like me, you’re in the home stretch! School will be out before we know it, so today, I wanted to share some ways that I like to celebrate the end of the year with my class.   1. VIP of

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