Five Tips to Help Teachers Thrive During the End of the School Year

The end of the school year can be some of the most challenging weeks of the entire year. Teacher and students are eagerly awaiting summer, and end-of-the-year activities are in full force. To keep you and your students focused and engaged during this time, it's critical not to let instruction and meaningful work fall by the wayside. To help teachers thrive at the end of the school year, I ... Read the Post

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Place Value

Place value is one of the foundations of math, so it makes sense that when our students don't understand it at a conceptual level, they struggle when learning new concepts (e.g. multiplying and dividing by powers of ten). Teachers are pressured to move kids through a curriculum when they know what their students need is solid understanding the basics. Here are a few "teaching tools" that I have ... Read the Post

Reteaching and Reviewing Parts of Speech

Help! My students don't remember the parts of speech! Yep, we've all been there. You start a grammar lesson, only to realize that your students don't remember the basics. It's not that they don't understand grammar and syntax; they just forgot the technical terms (nouns, verbs, adjective, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections) that they need to know in upper elementary and ... Read the Post

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