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Teaching Should Not Be A Solo Act.

Teaching Should Not Be A Solo Act.


Building Worlds with Backwards Thinking

Building Worlds with Backwards Thinking


     How does a teacher get students to write who don’t want to write? And what I mean is…

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Online Interactive Reading [VIDEO]

Online Interactive Reading [VIDEO]


In this short, Tips for Teachers Video, learn from Heritage Institute instructor Charity Staudenraus as she talks about online interactive reading using…

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Using Puppets to Nurture Your Primary Students’ Reading Development

A Step-by-Step Guide for Using Puppets to Nurture Your Primary Students’ Reading Development


Young children benefit from interacting with the same story again and again. They develop rich story language, learn new vocabulary…

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Then One Day I Decided, “Why Fight It?”

Then One Day I Decided, “Why Fight It?”


In 2015, I started out with a great group of third grade students. I knew many of the students as…

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Building Confident Readers

Building Confident Readers


“I don’t read.”   As a teacher of social studies and English, I’ve heard this more times than I can remember. Every…

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What Assessment Really Means

What Assessment Really Means


I remember when, in my first year of teaching, I decided that Fahrenheit 451 would be a good choice for…

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Reluctant Writers

Reluctant Writers


This guest article is by Deb Lund, THI Instructor and was originally published at www.deblund.com. This morning I saw…

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Featured Course: Writing with Kids: Real Writing with Real Results

Featured Course: Writing with Kids: Real Writing with Real Results


Welcome to February! This month we are featuring: Writing with Kids: Real Writing with Real Results.  Inspire great writing from…

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