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Jan 10

Tips for Guided Reading Success

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

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 […]

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Aug 08

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist for Back to School

By Matt | Back to School , Strategies , Teaching

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 11

Bye to Boring Test Review – 4 Easy Strategies

By TeamTom Education | Strategies , Teaching

You ‘ve probably seen the look on your students’ faces…that look of utter despair. Another test prep worksheet! Let’s say goodbye to boring test prep. No matter the test you have to give, good instruction is still good instruction! In this post, I will give you four teaching strategies that promote critical thinking in fun […]

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Feb 11

How to be a Happier Teacher

By Matt | Strategies , Teaching

Teacher happiness can be difficult to find sometimes…teaching is among the most pressured and stressful professions. Look, what other profession provides almost no restroom breaks, works exclusively with developing humans, has a 20-minute lunch, and requires you to spend your own money for your professional tools? (Just take a look at Burned Out, Beaten Up, and […]

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Feb 05

Middle School Strategies for Habits of Mind

By TeamTom Education | Middle School , Strategies , Teaching

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Middle school students have unique needs. If you’ve spent more than a day in a classroom with these awesome adolescents, then you know…well, you know a lot of things. Instructional strategies for middle students require a blend of social interest, academic challenge, and careful scaffolding (see more on Scaffolding). What […]

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Jan 16

Increase Student Engagement with Physical Movement

By TeamTom Education | Research , Strategies , Teaching

  On-task. Compliance. Engagement. Participation. The subtle distinctions have vast differences in brain activity and student engagement in learning. Doing work and being off-task are vast opposites. Students must be on-task to learn, but not all compliant participation is the same. Compliance and engagement are different. When a student does what you ask, that student […]

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Jan 02

27 Teaching Ideas to Try in 2017

By TeamTom Education | Strategies , Teaching

Happy New Year! It’s the perfect time to try new teaching ideas in the classroom. Here’s our list of teaching ideas to try in 2017…all organized into 5 categories: classroom management ideas, technology teaching ideas and tools, visible learning techniques, formative assessment ideas, and cross-curricular teaching strategies.   Classroom Management Ideas 1. Love Your Students. […]

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Dec 11

15 Strategies Make an Impressive Impact in Students Lives!

By TeamTom Education | Research , Strategies , Teaching

  You’ll probably agree with me when I say, “200% more growth than peers” is quite a stretch. Or is it? In our recent nine-week action research, students who focused on visible learning strategies outperformed their peers on district standardized tests. But that’s not all. They achieved over 200% more growth than their peers. We’ll […]

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Dec 04

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

By Matt | Research , Strategies , Teaching

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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