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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Students Who Can't Sit Still

Do you have students who are frequently getting up out of their seats to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, or...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Organizing Manipulatives in Your Classroom

Keeping manipulatives organized can be a challenge. One way to minimize your excuses for not doing concrete activities is to have a system for...
Moving Without Disturbing

Do you have students who wiggle and squirm, tap fingers or feet, distracting you and others? Did you know that for most of us,...
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...
Managing Administrative Paperwork with a Tickler File

Wouldn’t it be great if the papers that sit on your desk would go away...and magically come back exactly when you need them? That...

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Behavior expert Dan St. Romain shares his perspective on why teachers need to change the way they approach behavior problems and discipline in the...
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Transitioning to the Common Core: 5 Steps for Administrators

The Common Core State Standards are focused on one clear goal: Preparing our students for the 21st century. They call for a significant change...
Differentiation: Can It Be Hardwired into Our Teachers?

With national attention on differentiated instruction and growing evid...
The Common Core National Assessment: A Progress Report

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