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Take-Away Tips

Take-Away Tips
Daily Physical Readiness Activities

Research is clear… learning is not solely dependent upon brain function. A powerful correlation exists between physical development (readiness) and cognitive development (readiness). Many...
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...
Close Reading is Not Guided Reading

Close Reading is often being confused with guided reading. Close reading does not require a before, during and after activity. In fact, a great...
Build Muscle Memory for Model Drawing

When teaching model drawing, the steps for model drawing are essential. It's important to give students multiple opportunities to learn the steps and develop...
Before You Start a Lesson, Ask Yourself These Questions

At the beginning of each lesson ask yourself these questions: What do I want the students to learn? How can I tell if they have learnt...
Ask Questions of Your Struggling Readers

Questioning strategies often can reveal the difficulties that struggling readers and writers have in attacking print. If we ask if a child knows a...
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I often ask teachers if they require that their student's set and write a goals for the grades they will achieve by the end...
SDE tip: folded patty paper for teaching fractions

You’ve taught fractions using paper strips, fraction circles and fraction bars. Yet, your students are still struggling. Patty paper is another fun way to...
SDE tip: Adding arts to your Common Core lessons

As your students tackle math, here are a few sure-fire ways to help them learn... and to make the teaching of math more enjoyable...

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