Math Workshop

How to Organize a Math Workshop

Don’t start a math workshop until you have done a little organizing and planning! The better you organize your math workshop, the better your results will be! Once you know how you’re going to divide up your block of time, you can start putting routines and procedures together that will help your workshop run itself! Teach Routines and Procedures Your workshop will be broken into

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5 Ways to Build Relationships in Your Classroom

Hi reader! I’m passionate about creating happy, safe environments for our students to grow and learn in! I’m Stephanie, a Master’s level teacher and lover of all things SEL. I hope these tips will help prevent or resolve any conflict you may have between students, and help you with managing classroom behavior through building relationships! It’s easier than you think to create a positive classroom

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7 Tips for Making your Reading Groups a Success

If you’re a teacher, then you know how important it is to get your students engaged in reading. One great way to do that is by using reading groups in your classroom. But if you’re not sure how to make them successful, don’t worry – I’ve got seven tips for you! Keep reading for all the details. 1. Choose books that students will love! One

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Building Connections to Positively Impact Your Classroom

Building Connections to Positively Impact Your Classroom

Hi! I’m Tajuana, and I’m so excited to be a guest blogger for Minds in Bloom. Today, I will be sharing a classroom management strategy that I’ve used throughout my teaching career. It has impacted my classroom in so many positive ways. I believe it will do the same for you. All Eyes Are on You One of the most challenging aspects about being a

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Math Workshop Centers Rotation Chart

How to Make the Most of Your Math Workshop Time with Rotations Anyone who knows me knows that math stations are my favorite part of the day! I love math stations! They provide the perfect way for students to practice skills, while letting them have a lot of fun with their friends. I spent many years modifying the way I run my math workshop. I

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5 Ways to Support Students Who Struggle in Math

Hi! I’m Penny and I’m excited to share five strategies to help students who struggle with math. I am an educator at heart! I have spent many years in the elementary classroom, as a math coach, a math interventionist, and a building administrator. I love thinking about how students learn and thrive in math and helping teachers support students through all of the “Aha!”  moments.

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How to Start a Math Workshop

How to Start a Math Workshop

Don’t freak out about starting a math workshop! It can sound a little intimidating or overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Start a math workshop by starting simple! The Basics of Math Workshop: There are 3 main components of a math workshop: Mini lesson Practice opportunities Assessment Here’s a quick overview of each component: Mini Lesson: Your math mini lesson will typically be a

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Strategies for Teaching Music Without a Degree

Strategies for Teaching Music Without a Degree

Are you an elementary classroom teacher who is stressed about having to teach your own music? It’s easy for non-specialists to find music intimidating. With specialized symbols, unique vocabulary and theory, music is like a whole different language. How can you feel confident teaching a subject you don’t fully understand? My name is Kris, and I am a teacher and musical theatre performer who helps

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Use Summer Reading to Avoid the Summer Slide!

Use Summer Reading to Avoid the Summer Slide!

Summer reading was my favorite part of summers as a kid! For all students, summer reading is a time where they get to read just for fun! School can be challenging for aspiring readers because in school, they often don’t get to choose their own books. My school had kids read within their AR levels for independent reading. But there is something innately special about

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What's a Math Workshop

What’s a Math Workshop?

Have you thought about hosting a Math Workshop in your classroom? It might sound overwhelming at first, but you’ll want to start one in your own classroom when you understand what a Math Workshop is. A Math Workshop is just an instructional format for teaching your standards! If you’re a self-contained teacher, you are probably already using a Readers or Writers Workshop with your students.

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How to Maximize Instructional Time in the Classroom

Hi! I’m Kelsey. Over my years of experience, I have learned that my time is valuable and I have to maximize the time I spend working in order to spend more time with my family and doing things I enjoy. I am a firm believer in having “me time”… because if I don’t make that time, it won’t happen since there’s always so much to

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It's Summer Break!

Hey Teacher! Relax! It’s Summer Break!

Summer Break is for Teachers too! It’s Summer Break!  Now what? I don’t know about you, but it can be hard for me to relax as I move into the summer months.  Yah, a big part of me wants to relax, but another part feels like I should be preparing for next year.  Let me stop you there! It’s Summer Break! Now What? It’s summer!

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5 Tips to Help Students Edit Their Writing

Hi, I’m Jamie Sears of Not So Wimpy Teacher. I am so excited to share these tips with you today on teaching students how to edit their writing! Teaching writing is my passion and I love helping teachers become more confident writing teachers.  Editing is a critical part of the writing process. It is what makes a piece of writing look good and make sense

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Whatcha Gonna Do With All Those Old Math Textbooks?

RESOURCE IDEAS FOR MATH TEXTBOOKS: 1.Make Task Cards 2.Make Game Cards 3.Make Self-Checking Activities 4.Make Exit Tickets 5.Make a Quiz 6.Use for Data Tracking 7.Use for Differentiation What should you do with all your old math textbooks? My district uses consumable math textbooks, and yet, we don’t really.  With a push for math stations, hands-on activities, collaborative learning, and digital usage, we don’t actually use

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SUMMER SCREEN TIME GUIDE

Summer Screen Time Guide to Curb Learning Loss

How Much Time Should Kids Be On Their Screens? Summer learning loss… summer regression… the summer slide. Whatever you call it, the fact is that many students lose ground after heading home for the summer. And after all the ground lost during school closures during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we do what we can to minimize any further damage as school comes

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