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

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

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


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

12 End of Year Must Dos!

12 End of the Year Must Dos

12 End of the Year Ideas to Finish Strong! If you think you’re excited about the end of the school year, imagine how the students are feeling right about now! The end of the year is notorious for being a crazy time! In this post, we are going to share 12 things that you can do to make your last few weeks less chaotic and a little

How to Make an Escape Room Your Students will LOVE!

How to Make an Escape Room Your Students will LOVE! Hi, I’m Lachlan! I’m an escape games wizard with a passion for making learning FUN. I’ve been working with teachers to create immerse, deep learning experiences using classroom escape room games, and I’m excited to show you how to do the same! Now, don’t you just cherish a smiling classroom? Not only does it feel

6 Benefits of Using Visuals in Your Upper Elementary Math Class

Hello! My name is Caroline Farkas, and I am an educator who is passionate about helping students love math. I hope I can share some helpful tips with you today on why it is important to make math visual for your students! In math education, we often hear about giving students rich tasks and a variety of opportunities to problem solve. Students can become frustrated

6 Benefits of Pre-Assessment

Should I really be using pre-assessment with my students?  You might be thinking… I haven’t taught this information yet, so why would I assess my students when they aren’t ready? As a veteran teacher in the classroom, I have discovered many benefits of pre-assessments.  Pre-assessments are great for differentiation and monitoring student progress, but there are many more benefits to using this tool as well!

10 Ideas to Teach Beyond Reading Comprehension

I am thrilled to share 10 literary activities that will help students engage with fiction texts. It’s more than about being meaningful. It’s about providing students the tools they need to deeply immerse themselves in literature and realize all the joys reading can bring. My name is Lauren Szczesny, the founder of LIT Lessons, and I know these 10 activities will help students not just

A Writing Strategy that Works

A Writing Strategy That Works

I’m Emma Oliver, a teacher turned curriculum designer who loves to help teachers reach all students. Today I’m sharing how the RACE strategy can help your students develop confidence and skill in writing.    If you teach writing, you should know about the RACE writing strategy. The RACE strategy is a brilliant way to teach your students how to properly cite a source in response to

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