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5 Tools for Maximum Classroom Organization

5 Tools for Maximum Classroom Organization

Jul 22nd 2019

1. Teacher PlannersOne solution for staying on schedule is using a customizable teacher plan book. Carson Dellosa’s new Teacher Planners feature weekly, monthly, and yearly spreads, checklis … read more
​Tips for Choosing a Classroom Theme

​Tips for Choosing a Classroom Theme

By Casey S. on Jul 22nd 2019

Whether you are a new teacher decorating your classroom for the first time or you're a seasoned veteran looking to spice up your space, choosing a classroom theme can be a tough decision. Here are my … read more
10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Jun 17th 2019

When school closes for the summer, many children run the risk of losing the knowledge and academic skills that they developed throughout the year. In fact, it is estimated that children lose approxima … read more
Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Jun 17th 2019

Summer vacation doesn’t mean your kids have to endure three long months without any educational inspiration. Many summer getaways are just as enriching as they are relaxing. Let’s take a look at five … read more
The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

By Carol Carmichael on Apr 30th 2019

What Is Summer Slide?The summer slide refers to the loss of learning that happens to children over the course of the summer. Research shows kids can lose as much as two to three months of reading and … read more
Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

Kids Yoga Encourages Movement and Mindfulness

By Erin Marsh on Apr 30th 2019

“Look, mama! I’m doing yoga!” This is a phrase my 4-year-old regularly exclaims, and it encompasses any move that involves balance or contortion—even if the move only slightly resembles a yoga pose. M … read more
Preventing Summer Brain Drain

Preventing Summer Brain Drain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 29th 2019

Parents, can you hear it? The last school bell is ringing and the kids are screaming with excitement for summer break. But, don’t panic, there are many ways to keep your kids busy and entertained w … read more
Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2019

Can you hear it? Summertime is calling! Our kids have worked hard this school year building numerical concepts and problem solving strategies, but research shows that math skills can slide during … read more
Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 18th 2019

Many educators know that the cookie-cutter approach to instruction sometimes falls short. Yes, there are mandated timelines to follow and goals to meet, but learning is so much more than checking off … read more
Prepping for a Quality Second Half

Prepping for a Quality Second Half

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 18th 2019

Ahh, the joy of winter break! You finally have time to refresh and recharge your mind—as well as your classroom. You’ve set the rules and routines into place and you know the individual needs of your … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 17th 2019

School is out and the reader you are raising is home for the summer. How do you keep literacy skills sharp during the break? The answer is truly quite simple: Read, read, read!The Joy of Reading Toget … read more
Seating Chart Tips

Seating Chart Tips

Apr 11th 2019

Consider your purpose for creating a seating chart: Is it to control talking?Is it to increase focus of students?Is it to encourage group work and dialogue?Is it to create pathways for you to monitor … read more