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Teaching Procedures with Interactive Modeling

One of the most successful classroom management strategies I’ve learned about is the process of interactive modeling to introduce procedures in my classroom. I previously had not done a very good job teaching my students classroom procedures. I had this idea that they knew what they were supposed to do because they were in classroom before. While I would go over a few things that I felt I needed to, I left my kids to

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Google Forms with Google Classroom: A video tutorial

Using Google Forms with Google Classroom

I have used Google Forms for years now. I’ve created them. I’ve answered them. I remember when quizzes weren’t a built in feature with Forms but something teachers started using them for it anyway.  But somehow I never really understood their magnitude until I started using them within Google Classroom.  And then, I really only understood their full power until I was thrown into full time online learning. Using Google Forms with Google Classroom unlocks

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A Video Introduction to Google Classroom

Google Classroom: A Video Introduction

Google Classroom is such a great learning platform. If your school district subscribes to G Suite for Education, Google Classroom is available for you to use with just a few clicks. While it takes some practice and getting used to for the youngest students, any age and grade can use it! I’ve used it with students as young as second grade, and I know younger students can use it with some initial guided practice. This

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A video tutorial for Google Forms: Creating self-grading assignments with immediate feedback for students!

Google Forms: A Video Tutorial

I love using Google Forms in my classroom!  From surveys of students, to academic practice and assessments, Forms are easy to use and share with students.  With an increase in online learning, or e-learning, Forms are an ever-popular option for teachers. They have a variety of question types, can provide feedback to students, can be embedded in existing website, or sent and shared with students using Classroom. The ease and versatility of Google Forms make

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Tips for Funding Your Classroom Library

The area of my classroom I am most proud of is my classroom library.  What started out as a respectable, but not so diverse collection of books, has quickly grown into something I can showcase.  I’ve had students in awe of the selection shouting “This is like going to a real library!”. While there are definitely areas that are in need of some love and expansion, especially my non-fiction offerings, I’m consistently working to add

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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