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Putting the BOOM into Differentiation!

Minds in Bloom is excited to have Belinda Givens on the blog today! Belinda is sharing a great post with us all about differentiation using Boom Cards™ from Boom Learning, Inc. Enjoy her post below! We’ve all been there: small group intensive instruction and every student in the group is on a different level.  You have a student who is answering all the questions, eager to

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Worried that you'll never nail down your classroom management techniques? Read this guest post to learn five things all effective classroom managers do.

Effective Classroom Managers Do These 5 Things

Today’s guest blogger is Leah from What’s New with Leah. Her post is all about the five essential steps that the most effective classroom managers take to ensure they’re maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning in their classrooms.   I’ll never forget my first teaching job. It was at a troubled urban school. I was a 23 year-old grad student with absolutely no teaching

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Teachers have the opportunity to have enormous impact on their students. Our guest blogger shares how you can change a student's life by investing in their self-esteem in this post. Click through to read her story.

Change a Student’s Life with Only 25 Cents

Minds in Bloom is excited to have Jordyn from Grade 5 Greatness guest blogging today! Please enjoy her heart-warming story about how she changed a student’s life by believing in his ability to succeed.     What do report cards, Honduran money, and believing in someone have in common?   My school created a program where each teacher had a special student to serve as

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Looking for some ways to incorporate history into your Thanksgiving language arts activities? This guest post shares a variety of different suggestions to pull in that history connection while teaching language arts. Click through to get some Thanksgiving teaching ideas for middle school!

Thanksgiving Language Arts Activities with a History Connection

Minds in Bloom is excited to welcome Sharon Fabian, of Classroom in the Middle, back to the blog today! Please enjoy her guest post about Thanksgiving language arts activities that have a history connection! Fall holidays are such a fun time in the classroom – classroom walls everywhere are exhibiting projects in autumn shades of orange, brown, and gold. But by the time kids have

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10 Fun Writing Activities for Kids

Looking for some fun writing ideas? We’re excited to welcome back Julie Petersen to Minds in Bloom today! Julie’s written a great post for us about fun writing activities for kids, so please read on and comment with which activities you want to try with your students! What’s your style of teaching? Is it based on repetition? Yeah, that doesn’t work. I’ve tried it. Kids want

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Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Minds in Bloom is delighted to welcome Tia from Ford’s Board to the blog today! She’s sharing a great post all about creative ways to assess student learning, so read on and enjoy! Unlike many teachers I know, I don’t mind writing lesson plans. I love to see the week play out in my mind and think about effective ways to teach new information. The

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Here are two things most teachers probably think don't mix: Montessori and the Common Core! This guest post shares one teacher's insight and experience with combining these two seemingly separate teaching structures. Click through to read her full post on Minds in Bloom.

Montessori and the Common Core

Minds in Bloom is excited to welcome our new guest blogger, Megan, and a new topic – Montessori and the Common Core! Please read on to learn Megan’s insights about how Montessori and the Common Core State Standards can be effectively intertwined.     I was mid-way through my student teaching semester at a traditional public school when my supervisor approached me after a lesson

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Peer mentoring can have huge benefits for students, including building confidence and community in the classroom. This guest blogger describes how she used peer mentoring in a math block to help her students both improve math skills and grow their confidence in math. Click through to read her post!

Implementing Peer Mentoring in a Math Block

We’re pleased to have Jenny from Foreman Fun guest blogging for us today! She’s got a great post for us about how you can implement peer mentoring in a math block to build both confidence and community. Enjoy! As teachers, we have all secretly wished we could clone ourselves so we could give each student the individual attention they need. While we wait for that

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