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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Take Advantage of Teachable Moments

Ever get tired of passing things out while your students are at circle time or morning meeting? Ever lose that teachable moment because your...
Supporting a Struggling Math Learner

When a student struggles in math, some people, including parents, give excuses about the child not having a "math brain" or the content being...
Successfull Interventions Require the Right Amount of Repetition

When it comes to interventions, we need to be sure we have the formula "just right"! When thinking of a good intervention for "at-risk"...
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,...

Popular Videos

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Hear what Differentiated Instruction expert Rick Wormeli has to say about DI and reading endurance.
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Popular Articles

A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension, is now a requirement of the new standards....
Succeeding in the 21st Century: Our Kids Need More Than Smarts. They Need Grit.

How can educators best prepare children to achieve the standards and s...
Laying the Foundation for Math Success with Early Numeracy

What's the one thing teachers in the early grades must do to ensure th...