School supplies labels

I was just recently wanting to label my school supply bins and made up these easy to cut out signs. You can grab yourself a copy of this printout here. There are blank labels available too, however if you wish for something that is not listed there, please let me know and I will add…

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Math Fact Fluency Activities

My students are just starting the journey with multiplication fact fluency. I believe that they need to have a strong base with addition before they can move onto successfully being able to multiply. I wanted a way to showcase their accomplishment when passing levels of math fact fluency. I use a lot of different reasons…

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Area Battleship

Teaching area to my students this week and they needed a little speaking and listening activity to go with it. Any chance I have to get my students up and moving or working in a group… I’m there! I also really wanted my students to focus on using the correct math vocabulary. “Area, square units,…

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My Journey to National Boards

Each year I take a group of teachers to Annapolis (MSEA building) for a SPARKS training. The training is geared to help teachers in the union with all types of professional development (PD). The types of PD we present on is everything from classroom management to becoming a leaders in your building. We have a…

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Thanks for POPping in!

Print this paper out from my Teachers Pay Teachers account and add it to a small bag of popcorn or a lollipop to give to your students at Back to School night or Meet and Greet with your teacher before school. **Comes in Blue and Pink  

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Pillars of Adult Learning Theory

Andragogy and Self-Directed Learning: Pillars of Adult Learning Theory Constructing understanding of the peers (adult learners) you are about to train is very important for many reasons. It requires for the facilitator to understand both cognitive and metacognitive elements for themselves and the people they are teaching. You must be able to teach them to…

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Presentation Tech Tool Review for Teachers

I decided to review the following three presentation tools to use with training other educators. I wanted something that would match up with adult learning theory:   PearDeck – Create interactive presentations with student feedback.  Create “take aways” about how students respond – good for study guides or teacher planning. NearPod – Make interactive presentations…

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LoTi Framework

When thinking about the technology tools that best support the idea of the Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi) framework, I envision teachers assessing students on their performance working with a team, not individuals working on an isolated subject. I also picture students doing more exploring while the teacher facilitates the room. Technology tools that I…

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Volunteers are so REFRESHING!

Want a quick and easy way to thank your school’s volunteers? We are hosting a volunteer luncheon and wanted to provide a quick gift for them as they leave. I bought a case of mini waters and some individual Crystal Light packets.  You can pick up crystal light packets at any grocery store. I bought…

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Teaching Digital Citizenship to the Teachers and Students

Lately, I have been having conversations with a few fellow educators on how to model good digital citizenship with their students. I told them that I first have my students use our paid databases to obtain materials and content to use for their work. My students and I also talk about why we use each…

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MOVE IT! by the PE GEEK

MOVE IT! has been a life saver! Move It is a Google Chrome extension to allow you or your students to get active with a simple brain break. It is an easy reminder tool to help us not stare at the computer screen too long. It is important to stay healthy and take care of…

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Bankaroo

While attending an event with the Maryland Council for Economics Education I was speaking with a fellow educator about what tools they use in the classroom to help build financial literacy and we both shared banking ideas for the students to bank and unbank their money. The educator, told me about this website called Bankaroo. I…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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