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What’s the Secret to Dealing with Difficult Students? Good Classroom Management

Managing difficult classroom behavior is a universal challenge faced by today’s teachers. Those who are now teaching have plenty of experience with it. And...
Put Your 'Thinking' Caps On!

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Find out how easy it can be to teach critical thinking, an important skill that goes beyond rote memorization...
SMART Board® Use in the Classroom

The SMART® Board has become an integral part of the culture of education. Every day, it is being used by millions of teachers and...
Webinar: Successful Intervention: A Teacher's Tool Kit (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Join SDE expert Laureen Reynolds to discover dynamic intervention strategies using exciting learning tools that are especially appealing to...
Use Conversation as an Alternative to Phyiscal Writing

Conversations that include recounting a story, giving opinions, and relaying information can and should take the place of physical writing at times. It will...
Smiley Face Math Center Idea

This center works for number/number word recognition, 1:1 counting, greater than/less than, math facts...; almost any math concept. Fill in all of the answers...
Plan Your Centers Using the Standards

Keep a copy of your learning standards nearby so that you can plan your centers around them – remember, good teaching, in all forms,...
Creating Classroom Centers: Boost Independent Learning

Presenter: Laureen Reynolds 6 Weeks | $139 Course Starts Monthly | Earn Graduate Credit or CEUs Learn More  Register Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In...
Hold 'Em High! Inviting Critical Thinking During Read-Alouds

Hold 'Em High! – Invite constant critical thinking about and active listening of the read-aloud you're using with this activity. Give each student a...
Expose Students to New Kinds of Texts in a Whole Group Setting

Before we ask students to create new kinds of texts, we should be sure to expose them to said format in a whole group...
Critical Thinking Using Children's Literature

One of the 21st Century Skills our students need to be college and career ready is higher-order thinking. But does building these critical thinking...
Overcoming the Challenges of Integrating Technology into K-12 Teaching and Learning

Technology is changing our lives every day. And while we, as adults, may be impressed by it, our students take it for granted. It’s...
Children’s Literature in Science and Math

Research shows that children’s literature not only provides pleasure to students, but also significantly enhances their academic success. The right book can enable deep...
Home School Connection: Send This Letter to Your Parents

Parents are always asking what they can do to help their child do better. The following is a letter filled with activities designed to...
SDE Webinar: Guided Reading & Writing and Developing a Growth Mindset (Gr. 3-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch You need new skills to teach to new expectations and students need focused support to meet them – regardless...
SDE Webinar: Guided Reading & Writing and Developing a Growth Mindset (Grades K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch You need new skills to teach to new expectations and students need focused support to meet them – regardless...
SDE Webinar: What's Hot in Children's Literature (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Find out what’s new and exciting in the world of children’s literature! Laureen will take a quick look at...
SDE Webinar: Simple Ways to Really Use Your SMART Board (Gr. K-5)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Ready to boost your SMART Board confidence AND engagement in your classroom? In this complimentary webinar, Laureen will share...
SDE Webinar: Creating Successful Nonfiction Writers (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Take advantage of effective before, during, and after techniques for high-quality writing. In this complimentary webinar, Laureen demonstrates how...
SDE Webinar Back to School: Building Bridges to Better Behavior (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Laureen Reynolds Watch Now’s the time to start the year off right! SDE expert Laureen Reynolds will talk about ways to reduce...
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Classroom Technology expert Laureen Reynolds addresses the need for teachers to embrace new technology, and to have an open mind about learning how to use technology as...
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English/Language Arts expert Laureen Reynolds describes the positive impact new standards, such Common Core State Standards, actually allows teachers to teach fewer things in a better...

Books and Resources

Catch Your Kids Before They Fall

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 140+ Skill-Builders to Boost Academic Success (PreK-3) This book explains the early developmental factors that are most critical for childrens success...
Simple Steps to SMART Success

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. SMART Board Lessons (1-3) Whether you’re a nervous novice, an experienced SMART Board user, or someone part way in between, you’ll...