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Congratulations on your new teaching position! As educators, we commit to a life-time of learning. You will learn more in your first five years of teaching than you can possibly imagine. To help get you started, I put together a… Continue Reading…

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Teaching in a traditional classroom is challenging. When we take that traditional experience and attempt to put it online, that challenge becomes even harder. This post will give you some ideas on how to teach virtual lessons for distance learning…. Continue Reading…

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If you are looking for decorating ideas for your classroom this Fall, you have come to the right place! Decorating each season can be tons of fun with these easy ideas. Check out these 15 Fall decor ideas for your… Continue Reading…

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If you are an educator or parent, then you have likely spent some time thinking about the best ways to teach children to read. If you are a parent or educator with a struggling reader, you have probably agonized over… Continue Reading…

Book Lists

Congratulations on your new teaching position! As educators, we commit to a life-time of learning. You will learn more in your first five years of teaching than you can possibly imagine. To help get you started, we put together a list of books for you. Check out our list of the 5 best books every new elementary teacher should read.

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While schools are still deciding when students will be able to return to school, the one thing we know is that we will eventually be back in the classroom again. Heading back to school will look different this year. Teachers will be taking precautions to keep students and themselves safe. The CDC has provided schools with recommendations to help lower the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. One of the recommendations is to wear a face mask to help stop the spread of germs. We put together a list of FUN face masks to give your return to school a little extra pizzazz. Check out our list of top 10 face masks for teachers.

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A properly designed school curriculum stands on the firm pillars of defined scope and concrete sequence. The statement of scope and sequence describes the content and skills that a student needs to master in progressive order by the end of the session. The way teachers create a scope and sequence depends upon what they anticipate from their students to acquire from the school curriculum. It is an arduous job that requires a lot of patience and in-depth knowledge of the subject, but it can be boiled down to three simple steps.

Behavior

HAPPY SUMMER BREAK! Most everyone has finished the school year and e-learning as the primary mode of learning is hopefully a thing of the past.  There are many different theories going around about how the beginning of the new school year will look, but right now it’s time to relax a little and give yourself a much-deserved break. However, one thing you may not want to lose grip of is behavior management.  

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The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled devices that use Amazon’s Alexa. In some ways, it is like Siri, but has the ability to connect to other features and apps. The only difference between the Echo and Echo Dot is that the former has better sound quality and is more expensive than the latter. You can set up various “skills” through the Alexa app. This, plus the fact that such devices are relatively inexpensive, makes these smart speakers ideal for use in the classroom. Do you want to know how to use Echo, Echo Dot, and Alexa in the classroom? Read on to find out.

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Technology plays an important role in the new era of learning. There are lots of tech-based tools out there that can make learning easier and more fun. They encourage collaboration, facilitate communication between teachers and students, improve the administration of academic processes, and so much more. In this article, we will enumerate the top 10 digital tools for the classroom.