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    Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching.

    Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School

    Secondary Sara: How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!} - Post #1

    How TED is Transforming my English Class {plus FREEBIES!} - Post #1

    45 minute lesson plan for ELA grades 7-10! Informational text covering social media addiction in teenagers! $

    45 Minute Lesson Informational Text Foldable: Social Media Addiction

    9 Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas For Middle & High School English Language Arts by Presto Plans

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    FREE Project-Based Learning Materials for the English Clas

    FREE Project-Based Learning Materials for the English Classroom • 20Time Project

    Second City Network - 5 Reasons Teachers Are Overpaid... I actually have family who complain about the benefits of my job.

    Second City Network - 5 Reasons Teachers Are Overpaid

    Sometimes the thing your students need most right now, has nothing to do with what's on your lesson plan. #truth

    Back to School Tips - The Classroom Key

    main idea bags - students look at items in bag, determine what they have in common, and write the main idea and supporting details of the bag!

    The ESOL Odyssey: More Main Idea- and some foldables!

    New Blog Post: “Attacking the Common Core Standards” – Informational Texts – Part Four: Determining the Central Idea; Providing an Objective Summary PLUS FREEBIE

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    help your students learn to identify the main or central idea of a nonfiction text, then convert the text to a clear, concise summary.

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    Students sitting around too much? This post shows you how to use Chat Stations, an easy way to get kids more engaged while still working with content. Video tutorial included.

    Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.

    FREE printable list of over 500 SDIs and accommodations for kids who need them. Great list for both parents and educators who are contributing to an IEP or 504.

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    Sometimes High School classes can be mundane and boring. However, if you play these games in class either at the start of class as a warm up or at the end of class as a reward, it will sure motivate your students one way or another. Here is a list of the best games to play in a high school classroom. - See more at:

    Class Games For Secondary Students - Fun Class Games

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    I've seen a LOT of these, but this is my favorite. The last panel says it all!

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    All For the Love of Teaching: Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity

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    Transition Words {Interactive Notebook} Freebie!

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    middle school survival kit | gathered all the supplies for each kit and placed them in a clear ...

    Back-to-School Survival Kit - Organize and Decorate Everything

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    Why you should use stations as your first day back to school activity. No more reading off the syllabus.

    The Literary Maven: The Literary Maven Goes Back to School {7/27}


    Teaching Grit: Posters, Lessons and Goal Setting

    Grammar Comic - Writers Write Creative Blog

    Grammar Comic - Writers Write Creative Blog

    Love this!! This is a high school counselors blog but things like this can be applied at all school levels

    A Fellow School Counselor: It's the little things that count!