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Whole Class Classroom Management Reinforcement

A New Look at Classroom Management with Whole Class Rewards

Every few years you get a group of kids that help you become a better teacher, and this year is that group for me.  They need a lot of positive reinforcement and are high energy.  My engagement strategy toolbox has increased as I’ve tried out new methods to keep them interested in our lessons and our learning.  My classroom management continues to evolve and improve.  They’ve already made tremendous gains and I’ve seen some critical

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Curriculum Mapping with Excel

I’m so excited to be joining in with some friends to bring you some Back to School Survival Tips.  At the bottom of this post is a linky so you can check out ideas from each of us. I’ve done curriculum mapping in a variety of ways the last couple years.  From completely mapping everything for multiple grade levels without any textbook, to only aligning my textbook because I was told I couldn’t vary from

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Word Work Ideas for grades 2-4

Word Work in the Middle Grades

As a third grade teacher, I find that my word work center activities cover a variety of skills.  I want my students to review and refine their sight word knowledge specifically focused on the correct spelling of many high frequency words.  I want them to apply the phonics skills from the previous years and our current year’s instruction.  I want them to begin to recognize and apply affixes and have a base level understanding of

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YouTube math channels

6 YouTube Channels to Help you Teach Math

I like to use videos and songs in my lessons as much as possible, and math videos are no different.  Having a video give a minilesson gives students the opportunity to take a break from me and my voice, which they love.  It also gives me a moment to sit down.  Sitting down and being quiet for a moment is a glorious feeling that doesn’t happen too often in the classroom.  Watching a video also

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A Collection of Bright Ideas

Early on this year, a group of bloggers that I admire tossed around the idea of doing a monthly link up of “bright ideas” with no strings attached.  No freebies.  No products.  Just great, often simple, ideas that make a difference in our classrooms.  I’ve been so excited to participate in it often throughout this year, sharing ideas that work for me and my students. This year, I showcased a variety of posts from management

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