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Student Mentor Texts

Ernest Hemingway once famously said, "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Young students learning to...
Using Student-Written Mentor Texts to Teach and Inspire (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Janiel Wagstaff Watch Why (and how) might you use students' own writing as mentor texts for meaningful, explicit writing instruction? This fast-paced...
Project-Based Learning: Think Twice Before Deciding It’s "Too Hard" to Implement

We all can probably remember being in school and having to do projects. Each student in the class would be assigned the same thing—like...
An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Dedra Stafford Watch Join Dedra to learn the key elements of project-based learning (PBL) and how it can transform your classroom. PBL can make...
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 ________...
5 Steps Toward Intentional Classroom Conversations

Coaching students to engage in worthwhile academic discussion begins with intentionality. You have to teach students how to listen to and talk to each...

Use the resources below to identify & apply for funding for PreK–12 programs & services. 1. Tap Social Media/Crowdfunding DonorsChoose  http://www.donorschoose.org How to Increase Your DonorsChoose Results https://help.donorschoose.org/hc/en-us/sections/200396048-Fundraising-tips https://www.pledgecents.com/steps-to-success DonorsChoose Special...
Teaching Higher-Order Thinking

Teaching young children how to think at a higher level takes dedication and focus on the part of teachers. Some students can easily and...
Are You a Higher-Order Thinking Teacher

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Melissa Dickson Watch Up the level of higher-order thinking (H.O.T.) in your First, Second, or Third Grade classroom—easily and immediately. See how...
Does Crowdfunding Work for Teachers

Not that many years ago, when teachers needed additional, unbudgeted supplies or books for their classrooms, they had little choice but to reach into...

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Webinar: Finally, Fine Motor! (Gr. PreK-K)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Cindy Middendorf Watch Coaching a child to write his name or draw a picture before he can effectively manipulate a pencil or...
Zany, Brainy Strategies for Emergent Guided Reading (Gr. K-2)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Maria Banks...