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It may not always be the cutest idea (I drool over Pinterest and wish I were more crafty!) but after 20+ years of working in elementary education and growing students in all areas, I know what works and what doesn't.
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Boo! Stir up some spooky fun with Halloween science. These quick and easy Halloween lesson plans keep the focus on academics but are full of spooky fun.
Teaching ideas and resources for teaching mathematics to young children.
Too fun and too cute! A puffy paint cloud naming lesson for the three basic types of clouds.
Looking for fun and cute meet your teacher ideas? You are going to love this adorable back to school idea, plus my Pinterest Board of ideas!.
There are times when classroom discipline becomes necessary, even with the most well managed room. Instead of being authoratarian, try being more responsive.
Are you teaching main idea? This page is full of teaching tips, resources and a video.
These Halloween number sense activities won't scare your little goblins - they're more like a treat than a trick!
Scare your little ghouls with these Halloween science ghost rockets - they will shiver with delight!
Little kids sometimes need a behavior intervention plan, because they can completely disrupt an entire room. Here are some ideas that really work.
5 Reasons why the Chromebook is absolutely the best laptop for elementary students - and other choices suck eggs.