Matt, Author at TeamTom Education

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Matt is learner, creator, and educator with k-12 teaching, administrative, and research experience. He tracks trends in education, authors often, and fails at fishing.

Dec 22

TeamTom Education 2018

By Matt | News

2018 Has Been An Amazing Year. Here's our year in review. We look forward to serving you in many more ways through 2019!

This Year with TeamTom EducationOn behalf of the team at TeamTom Education, LLC., I’d like to thank you so much for another wonderful year! 2018 provided many areas of growth and opportunity. It’s my continued wish that we can multiply our efforts in helping you make an impact with students.Looking BackThanks to your continued support, we […]

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Jan 10

Tips for Guided Reading Success

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

Guided Reading Tips to help you engage students at your small group and in the classroom!

by Bec West (Guest Author) 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success What makes guided reading an effective learning approach for young readers and upper elementary students? Here are 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success. Create a quality learning environment with space explicitly designed for guided reading. A quality learning environment is pivotal to ensuring consistency and optimal […]

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Aug 08

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist for Back to School

By Matt | Back to School , Strategies , Teaching

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist to get your room going this back to school!

This back to school classroom management checklist is designed to help you remember all the caveats of your classroom management! Especially, if you’ve enjoyed your summer break like you should have.  However, if you didn’t get the full dose of rejuvenation from summer break, then you need to leave this article. Spend 2 days trying […]

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Jun 04

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with conferences? […]

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Apr 27

Teacher Trait: Gratitude and Greatness

By Matt | School Culture , Teaching

How Teacher Gratitude Creates Teacher Greatness

What really separates great teachers from average teachers? I don’t think it’s: test scores office referrals content knowledge pedagogy That may sound strange at first glance, but… …I really don’t think it’s the set of strategies great teachers use day in and day out that makes them great. I really don’t think it’s their degrees or certifications. I […]

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Dec 04

What is Student Visible Learning and how will it improve your Students’ Learning?

By Matt | Research , Strategies , Teaching

How do you Student Visible Learning in your classroom?

So, what did you learn at school today? It’s an innocent question and very appropriate for any adult to ask a student. But why then do students consistently fail to recall what they learned? Often they just say, “Nothing” or “We read a book.” Visible learning changes that. You plan instruction, write objectives on the […]

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