Overcome Writer’s Block With This Productivity Strategy

A few years ago, I looked up from my computer and saw my husband standing at my office door with a look of intense frustration and angst on his face. He appeared as if he [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|0 Comments
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One Teacher’s Real Life Teaching Strategy Story – Fidget Tools

After presenting a teaching strategy workshop in Farmington, NH, I was contacted by Sarah Manter, one of the teachers who attended my program, with a question. During the program, I talked about how some teachers use blow-up beach balls with just a little air in them for their most fidgety students. Sarah asked if I had any ideas to deal with the squeaking noises that her secondary students were making when sitting on the balls.

By |March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Effective Strategies for Implementing Flexible Grouping in Your Classroom

Flexible grouping is a great way to utilize both teachers in a co-teaching classroom.

By |February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
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Promote Critical Thinking: A 3-column Note Taking Strategy

Many teachers use a two-column note taking strategy when giving notes to students. However, a colleague of mine takes this up a level by adding an additional column. That third column is used for test [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments
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Goal Setting: A Proven Strategy for Motivating Students

Goal setting is a planning process for empowering and motivating students to take control of their progress and work toward something in which they are invested.

By |February 15th, 2017|0 Comments