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Digital Learning: Getting Started

I’ve heard from so many teachers that they’re worried about planning for a part-time digital learning year and part-time in the classroom year with our current global pandemic. It’s hard to plan for everything, and it’s not easy to learn so many different platforms to help you teach remotely! That’s

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Managing Math Centers With Independence

I often hear that teachers are worried about managing math centers so students can be successful independently. They want to use them, but they’re afraid students aren’t going to know what to do for each center. Today I want to share with you 5 tricks I’ve used to make managing

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Accountable Talk in the Classroom

Teaching your students how to have productive, respectful conversations using accountable talk is a total game-changer when it comes to discussions in the classroom. Using this helps students have more meaningful conversations! What is Accountable Talk? To keep it simple, accountable talk is when students are actively engaged in conversations

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exploring math manipulatives

Exploring Math Manipulatives

At the beginning of the year, it’s so important to set up procedures and expectations for everything, but ESPECIALLY when it comes to your math centers. That’s why I let my students spend time exploring math manipulatives! In order to have successful math rotations, students must know how to complete

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Organizing Math and Reading Rotations

Are you stressed about organizing your math & reading rotations? When it comes to organizing your math & reading rotations, small groups, and centers, it can get a little overwhelming! Be honest – Do you… Feel lost when it comes to organizing your small groups? Worry about meeting with all

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Creating Effective Individual Student Behavior Charts

Finding yourself with a student who might need a little extra help when it comes to managing behavior? I feel you! That’s why I wanted to quickly show you my favorite little behavior charts that you might find helpful with one (or a few!) of your students! These {editable} behavior

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Transition Superstars

Do you ever feel like it takes your kids FIVE BILLION YEARS to clean up and transition to whatever is next on your agenda? This year, my class is having the hardest time! They’ve really been struggling with transitions when we’re cleaning up math and literacy centers. Usually we have

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Strategies to Reduce Small Group Interruptions

Every year during back to school time I start to get a teensy bit nervous about all of the new little faces that will be coming and how all of their little personalities will play a part in our class family. And oh good gracious, I always stress about how in the

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