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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

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George Washington’s State of the Union Address

If you’ve stopped by my blog before, you might know that I totally love George Washington. I often tease that he is my historical boyfriend (which kids find pretty hilarious). I’m feeling a little behind on curriculum this year, but

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George Washington’s State of the Union Address

If you’ve stopped by my blog before, you might know that I totally love George Washington. I often tease that he is my historical boyfriend (which kids find pretty hilarious). I’m feeling a little behind on curriculum this year, but

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The White Board Wall

Have I shown you my white board wall?! It is soooooooo cool. I typically use it for historical maps, but I’ve found some student-centered uses this week. I was shocked at how a giant white board took an ordinary activity

venn diagram

The White Board Wall

Have I shown you my white board wall?! It is soooooooo cool. I typically use it for historical maps, but I’ve found some student-centered uses this week. I was shocked at how a giant white board took an ordinary activity

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Fluency Routines

There is a big push in my building to ensure that all students are fluent. This makes perfect sense considering that a lack of reading fluency will lead to a lack of reading comprehension. My instructional coach recently offered the

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Fluency Routines

There is a big push in my building to ensure that all students are fluent. This makes perfect sense considering that a lack of reading fluency will lead to a lack of reading comprehension. My instructional coach recently offered the

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Classroom Acrostic Poem

Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get

acrostic poem

Classroom Acrostic Poem

Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get