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

Tips for Guided Reading Success

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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 […]

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

The Ultimate Classroom Management Checklist for Back to School

Posted Posted in 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 […]

Differentiation in Math Stations

Posted Posted in Math, Middle School, Teaching

SaveSaveSaveSaveDifferentiation Stations by Chris Skierski Suppose for a moment that you were teaching someone to ride a bicycle. After a week of teaching and practice, you gave that child a test and discovered that she could not stop well, had trouble balancing, and every time she turned to the left she fell down. What would you […]

How do you maintain happiness, control stress, and be strong? Here are three keys to help.

How to be a Happier Teacher

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  Teacher happiness can be difficult to find sometimes. 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? Let’s face it. Teaching is tough! But we knew that after our college internship. And we […]

How to use visible learning in your classroom with these 15 strategies.

15 Strategies Make an Impressive Impact in Students Lives!

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  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 […]

How do you Student Visible Learning in your classroom?

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

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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 […]