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May
12
2012

4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Dear Maggie Cary, I couldn’t take my eyes off the book! The characters are very interesting. I think that having Jack, Nina and Dee save Luna from dying with the help of his fairy sister,Lilly, and then having the fairies, Luna and Lily help Jack, Nina and Dee’s sister was very compassionate and adventurous. I also …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Apr
27
2012

Differentiated Instruction as a Necessity in the Modern Classroom

  Guest Post by Matt Herndon What do Thomas Edison, Steven Spielberg and Winston Churchill have in common? They were geniuses. And beyond that? They were bad students. Teachers considered Edison “dull”, Spielberg dropped out of college and Churchill failed sixth grade. How could that happen? Obviously it wasn’t because they were dumb. Maybe it was because their school environments just weren’t …Related Posts:How to Engage Students

Apr
23
2012

Three Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent Conferences

Guest Post by Kathern Rivas Typically teacher-parent conferences are not called into session strictly because it’s “routine.” Usually there is a problem, either the student is acting out and causing disruption in class or is having a poor performance (sometime a combination of the two). While teacher-parent conferences can be scary for the student, it can be equally as scary for …Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolSocial Media as a Teaching ToolApps that [...]

Apr
14
2012

Book Review: Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds

  I am in the midst of a teaching unit on nonfiction and was thrilled to have this resource. If you’re a regular reader of classroomtalk.com you have had the opportunity to benefit from Dawn Little’s wealth of knowledge on literacy from her guest posts on this site. The author does a fantastic job of breaking down lessons into easy to …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerReading Aloud: “Kick It Up a Notch”

Mar
30
2012

7 STUDY SECRETS FOR TWEENS

Guest Post By: Eric DelaBarre   It’s hard to imagine, but you can actually learn how to study and get amazing results in the process.  Saltwater Taffy’s 7 Study Secrets for Tweens will help you today and all the way through college. One of the biggest hurdles for students is the fear of failure.  I don’t think anyone wants to fail a …Related Posts:Book Review: Liar,Liar by Gary PaulsenTouch Blue a Review

Mar
21
2012

Bunny Baskets

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Every spring when we talk about recycling and reusing my class makes these Bunny Baskets. All you need is a an empty clean gallon size water/milk jug cut by an adult into a basket  shape.  Create a bunny face with pom poms and plastic eyes. Cover the remaining space with white glue and add white cotton …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Mar
18
2012

Five Great Conferences for Teachers in 2012

Guest Post by Mary Ellen Ellis Attending conferences is a vital part of professional development for educators. At conferences, you have the opportunity to learn new ways to become a better teacher and to confer with colleagues whom you normally never see from the seclusion of your classroom. There are so many meetings for professional educators, that the choice of …Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolTalking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessSocial Media [...]

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