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Alphabetic Principles as Easy as ABC (PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Donna Whyte Watch Giving your pre-Ks a solid foundation in the alphabet is the first step to literacy success. Join Donna for...
Teaching in the 21st Century: New Ways to Put the Pieces Together

Today’s classroom teachers are dealing with an unprecedented set of challenges. Meeting the rigorous new demands of the standards adds pressure to their already...
Talk About Math

Create opportunities to talk about math throughout the day and children will begin to see math all around them. When we only engage in...
Put Their Hands Down

The less time students spend raising hands in a class often can lead to more time involved in critical thinking. Unfortunately, our children spend...
Picturing Words to Build Vocabulary

Think of the way you taught vocabulary. Chances are that someone pointed to an object or modeled the feeling and then associated this with...
Matching Games That Teach

Many of us played "Go Fish," "Concentration" or "Old Maid" as children. Each of these games is in fact, a matching game. Any of...
Managing Students During Independent Center Time

Often teachers try to manage all the students during independent center time. Try to manage only those children who need help with management and...
Intervention or Just Motivation?

Many times teachers are told that interventions involve visual, auditory or kinesthetic learning. If children are not learning, then changing modality can be a...
Formative Assessment: Best At the Beginning and End of the Day

The beginning and ending of the day are two of the best times for formative assessments of concepts. In the morning, reviewing yesterday’s concepts...
Close Reading is Not Guided Reading

Close Reading is often being confused with guided reading. Close reading does not require a before, during and after activity. In fact, a great...
Ask Questions of Your Struggling Readers

Questioning strategies often can reveal the difficulties that struggling readers and writers have in attacking print. If we ask if a child knows a...
Back to School: Setting an Independent Learning Culture from Day One

As educators, our ultimate goal is to create an environment where every student becomes an independent and successful learner. This requires developing a classroom...
SDE Webinar: The First 30 Days (Gr. PreK-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Donna Whyte Watch Start the school year with routines and management tips that are sure to help you create a successful learning...
SDE Webinar: Putting the Pieces Together: The 21st Century Classroom (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Donna Whyte Watch Connecting Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills Educators in today's classrooms are challenged each...
SDE Webinar Centers in a Snap! (Gr. PreK-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Donna Whyte Watch Join Donna for this complimentary webinar where she will share some tip on making learning independent, hands-on, and lots...
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Early Childhood expert Donna Whyte addresses the need to make little changes in the classroom to make big differences in the success of students... and DI is...

Books and Resources

Morning Meeting, Afternoon Wrap-Up, 2nd Edition

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Practical Routines to Build Community, Motivate Learners, and Meet Standards (K-3) Make a list of your instructional goals, and then see...
You Can't Teach a Class You Can't Manage

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. (K-3) If behavior issues are taking the joy out of teaching, you need this book! You’ll learn effective strategies for...
The Writing Teacher's Coaching Tool

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. (K-5) Build strong writers one step at a time, using the dozens of classroom-tested strategies in The Writing Teachers Coaching Tool!...