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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Better Classroom Conversations

Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. 1. Share Thinking “I believe that ________ because ________.” “This reminds me of ________...

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Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. Point to data that shows effort. “Ten minutes ago you were on...
Introduce Physical Readiness Activities into Transitions

The research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness)....
Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper...
Using a Deck of Cards for Number Fluency

If I asked you to draw the configuration for the 9 of diamonds, could you do it? Probably not! We tend to look at...
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...
Twisting Tweeting for the Classroom

Are your students more interested in Twitter than just about anything you're trying to teach them? Today's digital natives experience the world in bite-sized...
Throw Out Your Red Pen and Correct in Yellow

Throw out your red pen and correct in yellow. Correct only the ones that are right. Those that are left unmarked indicate a need...
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...

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A great deal of emphasis is being placed on number bonds in the early grades so children can build up their number sense before...
The Universal Struggle with Classroom Organization

Every teacher struggles with organization from time to time and the ch...
Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Teachers Know Best

The Common Core State Standards are arguably one of the most important...