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Thematic Journaling: An Effective Approach to Get Students Writing

Published by Danielle Knight

TpT’er and secondary ELA teacher Danielle Knight sings the praises of thematic journaling for addressing writing requirements and encouraging student creativity. So Much to Do, So Little Time Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I fit all of this curricular material into my classroom routine and still squeeze in standardized test prep?” This happened […]

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The Morning Meeting: A Peek Into 8 Classrooms

Published by Jodi

Morning Meeting can be a powerful and effective way to start the day with your students. See how eight teachers do Morning Meeting in their classrooms, and get takeaway tips for implementing it with your little ones: Morning Meeting is wonderful for gathering thoughts and developing learning patterns. DO: -Begin each morning greeting with a […]

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10 Back-to-School Icebreakers

Published by Jodi

Ah, back-to-school. It’s exciting and thrilling and overwhelming and nerve-wracking and everything in between (for both students and teachers!) Calm those first-week jitters with these fun back-to-school icebreakers that will get the whole class engaging with each other and ready to start the year off right. 1. “Our favorite first-day activity is called My New Classmates […]

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I Teach Because…

Published by Jodi

Why do you teach? Because it fills you with joy to watch students learn? Because you want to give back? Because you couldn’t imagine doing anything else? Here, a dozen-plus TpT’ers weigh in with heartfelt and honest words about why they teach. I Teach Because… … for some students, I will be the only person […]

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Teach Our Children Well: How to Foster Disability Awareness and Acceptance

Published by Sasha Long of The Autism Helper

Sasha Long of The Autism Helper discusses the importance of educating children about disability diversity and offers actionable tips for fostering this awareness in children. Sasha currently teaches in a junior high autism classroom. Disability Diversity, Awareness, and Acceptance When we think about diversity education, our first thoughts are diversity of race, religion, and gender. However, an […]

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TpT Conference 2015: They Came, They Saw, They Blogged About It

Published by Jodi

Oh, what an incredible few days in Vegas it was. TpT Conference 2015: Come Together, Go Further was a nonstop wonderland of teaching, learning, brainstorming, networking, eating(!!!), and a whole lot of hugging. Saying goodbye at the end was hard, but so many TpT’ers were comforted by the fact that they’ll continue to stay closely […]

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#TpTVegas15: Magical Moments From TpT Conference 2015

Published by Jodi

The energy is sky-high here at TpT Conference 2015 in Las Vegas. There’s been laughter, tears, aha moments, and shrill screams of excitement as Teacher-Authors have connected in person, some for the very first time. The #TpTVegas15 hashtag is growing by the minute (you NEED to check it out. It’s that amazing. Really). We’ve collected […]

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My Life as a Teacher: Then and Now

Published by Reagan Tunstall

TpT’er Reagan Tunstall looks back on her beginning days of teaching 18 years ago and recounts how so much has remarkably changed (no Internet?? what??) while a few things have surprisingly remained the same.  The Early Days I vividly remember being handed the keys to my very first classroom. It was a portable building outlining the perimeter of […]

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