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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
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...

Popular Videos

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Administration & Leadership expert Principal Baruti Kafele shares his approach of welcoming and greeting students and staff to the beginning of each new school day.
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Early Childhood expert Sherri Strating encourages new teachers and t...
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SDE presenter and Math expert Ricky Mikelman shares an introduction to...

Popular Articles

Teaching with Rigor: A Call for a Different Kind of Instruction

We are preparing students for an unknown future—for filling jobs that don’t exist now, solving problems we can’t even imagine, and using technology that...
The Common Core National Assessment: A Progress Report

The shift to the Common Core State Standards is bringing about unprece...
Student Mentor Texts

Ernest Hemingway once famously said, "There is nothing to writing. All...