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The Essential Guide to Learning Centers

Why Should You Do Centers? You should do centers because students have fun, work independently, and free you up to be more effective as an educator.  When done correctly, centers give you the ultimate autonomy you so desperately need and desire, plus it gives students autonomy, which prepares them for the self-driven challenges of the

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The New Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to Classroom Culture Day 2

Welcome back to A New Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to Building Classroom Culture!  Let’s begin Day 2… If you are a new teacher, and didn’t get a chance to read Day 1. You should read that post because it introduces the idea of  building classroom culture.  You can read it here or save it for later.

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A New Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to Classroom Culture

New Teachers Guide to Building a Classroom Culture  Are you a new teacher and need an ultimate guide to build classroom culture? Well, I have a step by step guide to help you with that. I remember how overwhelmed I felt as a new teacher. There was so much to do and I wanted my

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The Daily Content-Area Vocabulary Routine

Do you get questioning looks from your English Language Learners when you use content area vocabulary? You are not alone! I experienced this very scenario frequently with my first grade English Language Learners. They often did not have the same background as my English speaking students and had difficulty understanding a large portion of our

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6 Types of Journals in the Elementary Classroom

  Last week I posted an article on the 5 signs your journals could be falling short in the classroom. Be sure to check that out if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet. 5 Signs Your Journals are Falling Short One of the signs was “using journals just for language arts.” Don’t

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