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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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5 Signs Your Journals are Falling Short

I have always used journals in my classrooms. They are such a great assessment tool to see how much students have progressed throughout the year and to observe what and how students are thinking. Journals can be great if they are used correctly. Here are 5 signs to indicate that journals aren’t being used to

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