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6 Ways to Celebrate Classroom Birthdays

By Jamie Goodwin on March 20, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom Birthdays

I am a self-proclaimed Birthday Brat! In fact, I come from a long line of Birthday Brats. We take our birthdays (and sometimes birth-weeks) very seriously! We don’t expect a lot, but we definitely...

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8 Fun Activities to Do While Teaching High School

One of the reasons I decided to teach high school was because I think Language Arts is fun. Unfortunately, many people disagree with me. As I create lesson plans, I want fun activities to do while...

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How to Write a Back to School Parent Letter

By Allison White on February 11, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, New Teachers

Writing a back to school parent letter is an important task. It helps parents know what to expect and tells them the information they need! Let’s talk about what to include in your letter.

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8 Ways to Start Your Class Every Day

From the moment that your students arrive, you can start the day on the right foot. These first few moments can set the tone for the day. Your goal is to maintain a well-managed classroom while...

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Must-Have Teaching Apps

By Jamie Goodwin on February 03, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Technology in the Classroom

It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days. Therefore, you probably aren’t too surprised to find that there are a lot of apps you can use to enhance your teaching, simplify...

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Student Teaching Ideas Your Students Will Love

By Jamie Goodwin on February 01, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

One lesson that I quickly learned when working with students is that it’s important to build a relationship with them. Students need to trust you and enjoy coming to class. As the time for your...

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Fun Teaching Games to Try in Your Classroom

By Jamie Goodwin on January 30, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Learning Games, Teaching Games

Incorporating games into your lessons is one of many teaching strategies. And it has many benefits. First, it is a great way to get students up and moving! Giving your students a chance to get out of...

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Student Teaching Gifts for the End of Your Experience

By Jamie Goodwin on January 25, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

We've already taken a look at ideas for student teaching that will help engage your kids and make your experience a great one. As your student teaching experience comes to a close, you may decide...

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Must Have Technology in the Classroom for 2018

By Jamie Goodwin on January 24, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Technology in the Classroom

Technology advancements have changed the way teachers do a lot of things in the classroom. Not only is technology helpful, but it’s become necessary for a lot of things. As 2017 ends and the new year...

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Inclusion: Helping All Students Belong in Your Classroom!

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Teaching Ideas, Classroom Management

Inclusion is creating a community in your classroom that includes both students with and without disabilities. Research shows us that not only is inclusion best practice, but it benefits ALL kids...

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