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Here's the man in the middle of US map. This is a good tool to help students remember where these midwestern states are located.

Hmm, I'll have to look into this.

1000 Life Hacks

Teaching Fourth: Seven Benefits of Departmentalizing

Teaching Fourth: Seven Benefits of Departmentalizing

8 Tips For Teachers from the Stuttering Foundation

Teacher Phobias

Enjoy Teaching English: Teacher Phobias

bright student vs. gifted learner...

Bright student or gifted learner?

Great whiteboard erasers for the kids. I used scraps from my new carpet and cut them with a box cutter! Free and lasts the whole year! Blog post on Make Its and Take Its for Back to School by The Teacher Next Door.

Too often we give kids answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin (British prize-winning science writer and author of 20 books)

CHALK the Movie: hilarious and SO realistic. It's a faux documentary about first year teachers. You can watch the trailer by scrolling down.

Fin M'Coul The Giant of Knockmany Hill by Tomie de Paola. This book is a Traditional Literature Folktale book from a different country. This book is a wonderful book from Ireland about Giants! It teaches wit and intimidation! This is a very neat book!

23 Literary Collective Nouns - Writers Write

5 Tips to be a 'REAL' Reader with your Students, blog post

Valentine Bucket Fillers Freebie

I Have a Dream... printable speech. Great for reading comprehension! #MLKDay

I Have a Dream Worksheet

FREE Comprehension Question Grading Rubric. A comprehensive Comprehension Question Rubric. When students answer comprehension questions for a book or chapter of a book, grade them using this simple rubric. The uploaded version uses standards based grading, with exceeds, meets, progressing, and below. This is a word document so you can edit it to meet your needs! Grading based on: Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling, Question Completion, Complete Answers, Accuracy

So true!

TEACHING INFOGRAPHIC~ "Which Countries Pay Its Teachers What They’re Worth?" Check out Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom!

An awesome idea for teaching ESL through fairytales! Includes chances for reading, speaking, and writing. Definitely going to be using this in Korea!

Mind Blown


Battery Life of a teacher! This is why I have to fight to stay awake until 9 pm on Friday night!

Third Grade Teacher Tells A Story About dealing with boys at war on her playground. Funny, thoughtful, human, food for teacher thought. Also mentions teddy bears.

The School 10 GIFs! Click through when you need a laugh. :-D www.allensteachin...

So true!