TIP chart

Vocabulary Genius

I feel super smart right now! My instructional coach advocated the use of TIP charts to help students learn new vocabulary. I’ve used this a few times, but I just realized an element I’d been missing: pronunciation. In social studies

TIP chart

Vocabulary Genius

I feel super smart right now! My instructional coach advocated the use of TIP charts to help students learn new vocabulary. I’ve used this a few times, but I just realized an element I’d been missing: pronunciation. In social studies

sticky note

If you can’t say anything nice…

It is the season of Lent, and I often find myself making school and faith connections. I snitched a calendar from church that has family-friendly ideas for personal reflection during each day of the Lenten season (don’t worry, they were free

sticky note

If you can’t say anything nice…

It is the season of Lent, and I often find myself making school and faith connections. I snitched a calendar from church that has family-friendly ideas for personal reflection during each day of the Lenten season (don’t worry, they were free

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Paragraph Shrink

In professional development, my peers and I have been working on using paragraph shrink (see a description HERE {this is a pretty elementary version and not exactly what was taught in my PD). I always need a new literacy strategy, so

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Paragraph Shrink

In professional development, my peers and I have been working on using paragraph shrink (see a description HERE {this is a pretty elementary version and not exactly what was taught in my PD). I always need a new literacy strategy, so

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Andrew Jackson Acrostic Poem

This time of year, I often get into a lesson planning rut. We read the text. We take notes. Move, move, move to get through the book! I decided to shake things up a little bit for today’s lesson. In

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Andrew Jackson Acrostic Poem

This time of year, I often get into a lesson planning rut. We read the text. We take notes. Move, move, move to get through the book! I decided to shake things up a little bit for today’s lesson. In

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A New Success Starter

My Building Leadership team is engaging in a book study of Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins. I cheated ahead to a chapter that seemed interesting to me….”Success Starters.” The author affirms that teachers should offer engaging hooks

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A New Success Starter

My Building Leadership team is engaging in a book study of Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins. I cheated ahead to a chapter that seemed interesting to me….”Success Starters.” The author affirms that teachers should offer engaging hooks

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A Little T. Jeff Humor

I am so so so proud of today’s bell ringer activity! For real. So proud. :-) I wouldn’t say I know a ton about Thomas Jefferson, but I spent some time reading about him to make yesterday’s Chapter 8 preview

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A Little T. Jeff Humor

I am so so so proud of today’s bell ringer activity! For real. So proud. :-) I wouldn’t say I know a ton about Thomas Jefferson, but I spent some time reading about him to make yesterday’s Chapter 8 preview

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Split Brain Procedure :: Psychology Lesson Plan

What happens if the two hemispheres of your brain stop communicating? I asked my students to seek the answer to this question, and I was very proud of the end result! Grade: Secondary Time: One 45 minute class period Procedures

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Split Brain Procedure :: Psychology Lesson Plan

What happens if the two hemispheres of your brain stop communicating? I asked my students to seek the answer to this question, and I was very proud of the end result! Grade: Secondary Time: One 45 minute class period Procedures