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Avoid “Aboutitus”: Curate Your Classroom with Insiders

Avoid “Aboutitus”: Curate Your Classroom with Insiders


Ways to Include Student Voice in Your Teaching

Ways to Include Student Voice in Your Teaching


Some of the most impactful learning comes from activities that allow students to speak their minds and volunteer their own…

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5 Ways to Use Movement in Lessons to Help Students Refocus

5 Ways to Use Movement in Lessons to Help Students Refocus


Getting kids to sit still for six hours a day is an almost impossible task!  In the lower grades, recess…

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself for Successful Seating Charts

4 Questions to Ask Yourself for Successful Seating Charts


“So, when are we moving seats?”   I get this question about once every six weeks, and it works like an unofficial…

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Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students

Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students


Early on in my teaching career, I recognized that while students were expected to take on more responsibility in high…

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5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)

5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)


Love them or hate them, fidget toys are one of the latest fads to storm the world of education. These little…

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In Defense of Fidget Spinners

In Defense of Fidget Spinners


If you work in a school, you probably know what a fidget spinner is.  You may have even seen other…

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How Mindset Can Transform Your Math Class

How Mindset Can Transform Your Math Class


One of the things I truly enjoy about teaching is that I also enjoy learning, and decades into my teaching…

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