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​Keep Calm, Learning (at Home) is On!

​Keep Calm, Learning (at Home) is On!

By Hallie Gebel on Aug 28th 2020

As teachers and parents, we’re all feeling overwhelmed by the effects of COVID-19 on our everyday lives. However, supporting learning and keeping a sense of normalcy and routine for our kids and stude … read more
Building Back to School Excitement During COVID-19

Building Back to School Excitement During COVID-19

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Aug 3rd 2020

The new school year is drawing near and one thing is certain, knowledge and flexibility are musts in the midst of COVID-19. The American Academy of Pediatrics favors the goal of having children p … read more
5 Tools for Maximum Classroom Organization

5 Tools for Maximum Classroom Organization

Jul 13th 2020

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
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

Spring is here—that means that it's time to scrub, scour, wipe, and rinse your way into a fresh clean abode. You need all hands on deck, but if you demand that your kids help, you might be greeted wit … read more
Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2020

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal—and spring break can be a great time to renew your young ones’ interests in learning. The winter doldrums often put us in a holding pattern, so be ready to revi … read more
Prep for a Powerful Ending

Prep for a Powerful Ending

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jan 31st 2020

As the end of the school year draws near, make sure you are prepared to finish strong. You have a few precious weeks left with your students – so once testing time is in the past – quality time is j … read more
Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Dec 1st 2019

With the pressure to raise standardized test scores and meet educational mandates, some of our schools have decided that they don’t have the instructional time available to dedicate to handwriting ins … read more
Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nov 15th 2019

While some readers prefer realistic fiction or graphic novels, others may prefer informational text or biography. It's always a good idea to keep in mind that there are many genres that students … read more
Digging into Math Workshop

Digging into Math Workshop

By Chris Schwab on Oct 10th 2019

What Is Math Workshop? Math workshop is known by various names: math workshop, leveled math groups, guided math, differentiated groups, etc. Whatever you call it, math workshop is a valuable wa … read more