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Pearls Before Swine demonstrates the importance of background knowledge

Mar 31, 2013

Correlation doesn't imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing 'look over there'.

Pearls Before Swine on importance of background knowledge

THE FUTURE (We can all dream, can't we?)

Six Classroom Questions to start off the school year!

Sick Days and sub plans: #teacherproblems I don't always come to work sick but when I do it's because writing sub plans would be worse

LOL! It's always during Back to School when everyone is trying to get their classrooms set up! :)

Giving students the language for participation is so important. Providing an anchor chart with alternatives to "I don't know!" gives them an opportunity for success, rather than to feel like they have failed. For students that need a more consistent reminder, making these on a bookmark is an excellent way to keep it in student's hands and the forefront of their minds.

for parents on parent night :)

First day "about me by the numbers" activity

good character behavior- writer's notebook activity

Peer Edit- I called this Round Table Peer edit and it worked beautifully! I also, noticed that the students catch the mistake they were assign to catch more readily in their future writing.

Off the Mark Comic Strip July 22 2015 on GoComics.com

Pickles; I think this happens in classrooms a lot

Love this idea for teaching schema. I already do the schema roller but love the added sheet

haha

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly? Terrific strategies to ensure that your classroom supports English Language Learners

Poetry Analysis - Like a Pro!

Parenting is equal parts love and waiting until they fall asleep so you can google that thing they asked you about - Album on Imgur