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Manage the classroom with language that entices kids to learn In Anya's Bell, a made-for-television movie, the main character is a vision-impaired...
Middle school girls learn how to celebrate their differences and who they are. Walk into any sixth grade classroom and you'll find outspoken young...
Eliminate the stress of the last days of school by hooking your students with these innovative activities A student teacher (above) leads the class...
Here are some ideas to get your hundredth-day curriculum off to the right start from day one Celebrating the hundredth day of school seems to be a...
This self-identification activity will help you to unite your classroom early on and give you a glimpse of your students' emerging personalities...
With this cooperative spin on musical chairs, the object of the game is that everybody wins I work with 10 kindergartners from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at...
Taking the time to write and think about ideas, methods and materials can help you shine in your classroom Reflective teachers question themselves,...
A celebrated poet's heartfelt ode to the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He had a dream. He understood the sturdy grace of brotherhood. He had...
Frustrated by her students' unhealthy lifestyle choices, this teacher decided it was time for a change I am blessed to spend my days with bright,...
A very special service project to help those in need turns out a crop of top-notch third-grade knitters This year, Westwood Elementary's Warm Up,...
A decision to be a leader or a follower becomes a valuable teachable moment in this sixth-grade classroom I teach religion first thing in the...
For a better world to arise from the ashes of 9/11, character education must take first place in our everyday lives The events of 9/11 are...
At the start of the school year, staying organized is at the top of everyone's to-do list – here's how to add some fun to the mix A new school...
Here's a great way for students to get back into the swing of things, with their parents there for support…and before the school year starts...
Over applying concepts is part of the learning process It happens every year. I show my third graders how to use the apostrophe and within a week –...
Add to the learning of each day with games and activities that take only minutes Every teacher's dream is to have the day full of enriching learning...
Want to help your students develop a love of reading? Try a little classroom conversation about books Talk about books is often overlooked in...
Two basic organizational tools that will help kids create more complex pieces for their writing portfolios Becoming a good writer is a process in...
A celebration of Cinco de Mayo can spark a math fiesta! Integrating mathematics across the curriculum offers students the opportunity to link...
Art can serve as a launching pad for exploration, discovery, personal development and fun. Through drawing, kids are given the opportunity to express...

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