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Elementary

Over the years, I’ve had several requests for 4th grade math units that were written in the same style as my third math units. The 3rd grade units were a massive undertaking for me, and I kept finding new things I needed for my students and could never carve out the time. Then, once I found that I would be teaching 4th grade I immediately…

Do you ever feel like your teacher prep program left you with some major gaps? Like, how the heck do you really teach spelling? We’re probably all familiar with the technique of assigning lists and testing at the end of the week. We’ve probably also seen how those words are frequently forgotten the next week. So what do we really know about the teaching and learning of spelling? I dug into some research and…

The most frequent question I hear from newbie and veteran teachers is: “How do you stay organized?” So today I thought I’d write a post about tips I use to stay organized in the classroom while running centers. I love providing tips to other teachers but the key to any system is to make it yours. You must be comfortable with your own systems in order for them to be successful…