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Goal Setting with Students

As adults, we often set goals naturally.  Whether they’re more long term and large (like saving for a few years for a trip to Disney for the family) or smaller goals (such as cleaning the bathroom, going through the mail, and taking out the trash one evening), we set goals

My Favorite Maxi Dresses for Teachers from Amazon

Maxi dresses have long been a favorite of mine to wear both in and out of the classroom.  Maxis are so versatile and can be worn in summer, fall, and spring.  By adding a sweater or jean jacket, you change it up and give yourself some variety throughout the year. 

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Classroom Random Name Generator

There are so many times that you need to choose a random student name in the classroom.  It might be for a student to take something down to the office.  It might be for a student to answer a question.  It might be a student’s name for being the first

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Classroom Library Organization

Organizing your classroom library is probably one of those things you never thought of until it was time to put it together. That’s how I was. I had accumulated a decently sized collection of books, and then I walked into a classroom where I was also given a good supply

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  • Goal setting can be a game changer for students! This blog post gives ideas and examples for student goal setting.  It also includes a goal setting workbook and bulletin board to motivate your students right from the start! Perfect for the back to school season, you can set your year up for success by establishing a classroom culture of goal setting. #goalsetting #bulletinboard #backtoschool
  • Change your math block to increase achievement! This walks you through scheduling my math block incorporating number sense, daily word problems, technology, and small group instruction. I increased students' achievement by splitting my instruction in half. Your centers activities can be changed out less, saving you time lesson planning each week. With this model you're scaffolding exactly what your students need. This elementary math block format is perfect for second, third, and fourth grades.

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