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Quick and Easy Interactive Bulletin Boards

When most people think of using bulletin boards in the classroom they think of displaying student work, hanging posters, or using that space to pin the 32 items the district say must be prominently displayed in the classroom. Me? I seriously love bulletin boards in the classroom. It’s not eve ... ...

Improve your students’ vocabulary today!

A students’ vocabulary can tell you a lot about how much they comprehend when they read. It can also tell you their verbal ability and their ability to learn new words. Academic vocabulary is the greatest challenge for English Language Learners. Because vocabulary is so critical to a studen ... ...

Helping Early Writers Develop Their Stories

When young children begin writing, they often create one-sentence stories. That is, their stories consist of a single sentence which is usually accompanied by a drawing. As they get older, they are expected to expand on that one-sentence story and write pieces of more substance. Many young writers ...

4 Meet and Greet Activities for Students

Meet and greet activities are important icebreakers for students of all ages. During your first day or week of class it is important to add these to the beginning of your lessons. They are a great way for students to get comfortable with the group and practice their speaking skills as well.Here are ...

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Swim4Sadna Is Truly an Inspiring Journey

This story of one Jewish mother’s courageous mission to help others is indeed inspiring. It is about British-born Vivienne Glaser’s decision to help a special education center in need of money and resources. She decided that it was time to give something back to a school which has alrea ... ...

5 Easy Tips for Making Lesson Plans Great

Teachers come in all shapes and sizes, and the methods they use vary greatly. There are some that plan meticulously, and others that prefer to fly by the seat of their pants. I believe that a mixture of both is the best way to a smooth, stress-free lesson. Here are a few tips:A good lesso ... ...

Building Better Reading Habits

There are some things that never go out of style or become obsolete, and one of these things is reading. Needless to say, reading is not only a practical part of life but also a means to escape the pressures we encounter on a daily basis.The medium we use for reading may have evolved over the years ...

Is Your K-6 Child Struggling with Science?

Searching for an innovative but fun method to maintain your child's attention for science? Luckily, science has the potential to become one of the most involved subjects, depending on how it is taught. If your child is struggling to enjoy science in school, you can try a few fun projects at hom ... ...

Schools Experiment with Tech Blend

The Grant Beacon Middle School in Denver has adopted a new teaching procedure for its students. Children studying there get to spend a lot of time in a blended learning scenario. They are allowed to use Chromebooks to access digital curricula and are also offered traditional classroom education tha ...

Fun & Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, many teachers will be on the look out for crafts their students can make to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately for teachers, holidays can also mean room parties, unfocused students, and the pressure to send cute and creative gifts home with students. ... ...

An Inspiring Youth Rises from Orem

The youth is the future. That’s definitely true. And it is only right to educate the young people properly and encourage them to learn new things; and that is what this inspiring young lad from Orem tried to point out.He is not your average 15-year old for he is a rising specialist in compute ... ...