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How To Land your Ideal Teaching Position: Teacher Interview & Resume Tips
On a job search for your next teaching position? These resume and interview tips walk you through what you should do to prepare for your teaching interview, and give tools to help you stand out from the crowd and succeed in finding your elementary teaching position. The teacher cover letters and resume templates walk you through how to write your own teacher resume and will help you succeed in your education job search.
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How To Land your Ideal Teaching Position: Teacher Interview & Resume Tips
On a job search for your next teaching position? These resume and interview tips walk you through what you should do to prepare for your teaching interview, and give tools to help you stand out from the crowd and succeed in finding your elementary teaching position. The teacher cover letters and resume templates walk you through how to write your own teacher resume and will help you succeed in your education job search.
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NWEA Resources - Tales from Outside the Classroom
NWEA Resources - Tales from Outside the Classroom
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My Math Block with Problem Solving, Number Sense, and Math Centers Routines
Change your math block to increase achievement! This walks you through scheduling my math block incorporating number sense, daily word problems, technology, and small group instruction. I increased students' achievement by splitting my instruction in half. Your centers activities can be changed out less, saving you time lesson planning each week. With this model you're scaffolding exactly what your students need. This elementary math block format is perfect for second, third, and fourth grades.
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A Look at my Math Block
Change your math block to increase achievement! This walks you through scheduling my math block incorporating number sense, daily word problems, technology, and small group instruction. I increased students' achievement by splitting my instruction in half. Your centers activities can be changed out less, saving you time lesson planning each week. With this model you're scaffolding exactly what your students need. This elementary math block format is perfect for second, third, and fourth grades.
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Structuring your Math Block in the Primary Grades
Change your math block to increase achievement! This walks you through scheduling my math block incorporating number sense, daily word problems, technology, and small group instruction. I increased students' achievement by splitting my instruction in half. Your centers activities can be changed out less, saving you time lesson planning each week. With this model you're scaffolding exactly what your students need. This elementary math block format is perfect for second, third, and fourth grades.
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Calendar in the Primary Classroom
Calendar is such an important part of math instruction in 1st grade and 2nd grade. Students build number sense skills and a solid foundation of place value, graphing, and counting coins through a daily calendar math routine. This post gives ideas for the skills your calendar time should review and gives reasons why calendar math should be an ongoing practice in your primary grades classroom.
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Calendar in the Primary Classroom
Calendar is such an important part of math instruction in 1st grade and 2nd grade. Students build number sense skills and a solid foundation of place value, graphing, and counting coins through a daily calendar math routine. This post gives ideas for the skills your calendar time should review and gives reasons why calendar math should be an ongoing practice in your primary grades classroom.
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Teaching Students to be Problem Solving Ninjas
It's important to give students a set process for problem solving. When students have specifics steps for solving word problems, they are able to analyze the problem to understand it, and feel confident in their ability to solve it. My Ninja Problem Solving Process helps students attack the word problem so they're ready to solve! Come download these free posters that are perfect for both primary and intermediate math classrooms!
what is phonological awareness? why & how for beginning reading success by dr michael j schreck
What is Phonological Awareness
A look at phonological awareness: what it is, why it's so important, and how to build it through word play. A list of phonological awareness activities including rhyming, syllables, and onset-rimes is included. There's also a free rhyme identification download perfect for kindergarten classrooms!
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Classroom Library Organization
Store chapter books spine side up in dish pans giving students an easy way to find books. This helpful blog post helps walk you through organizing your library by genre, author, and categories. This library organization makes it easy for students to find books and keeps books displayed in a visually appealing way. #library #classroomlibrary
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Welcoming New Teachers
Welcome new teachers in your building with new teacher gifts! These easy and affordable tags for school supplies make useful and welcomed surprises for new teachers. Whether they're brand new, or just new to you, these free tags are the perfect welcome gifts for new teachers! #newteachers
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Classroom Library Organization
Set up and organize your classroom library so students can quickly and easily find the books they want. Classroom library organization is all about affordability and ease. This post shows the bookshelves and book bins I use to keep my library cozy and organized by genre and categories.
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Classroom Library Organization
Keep track of the books students check out from your classroom library with these free, simple number cards. Just print in color and laminate and you're ready to go. Each card has the student's number on it- perfect if you use a classroom numbering system. Students place their stick in the library book bin when they borrow the book. Check out this post for other helpful tips for utilizing your classroom library! #classroomlibrary #bookbins
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Classroom Library Organization
Organize your non-fiction books in your classroom library by categories. This helps students find books easily while keep them categorized similar to the Dewey system. This post helps walk through how to organize your classroom library by genre, author, and category, and gives book storage solutions.