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Higher Order Thinking Questions to Use After Reading, during book club discussions

Guided Reading...for those high readers!

I really love to teach guided reading groups. It is always interesting and you really get to see how every student is unique in how they learn and process all the information. I like to see them make progress and move up reading levels and also REALLY comprehend what they are reading on another level. Amazing. I know many teachers may have struggled with this question before like I have...What do I do with those high readers? In second grade they are just not quite ready to start literature…

Tips and tricks for student success, wish they had given me one of these in High School!

Proven Study Hacks to Help You Make The Grade [Infographic]

Along with those tips tailored to your type of studying, we've got some general ones that can help you in the classroom as well.

23 Legit Study Tips According to Science (BuzzFeed)

23 Legit Study Tips According To Science

Students take note: you're probably doing it wrong!

Reflecting on Our Weekly SMART Goals

Reflecting on Our Weekly SMART Goals

3rd Grade Thoughts: A teaching blog by Stephanie Van Horn

Public speaking

Your Cheat-Sheet to Public Speaking

The art of public speaking comes naturally for some, but for the rest of us it takes lots of practice and a departure from our comfort zone.

Great post on how to teach your students to be organized

How to Teach Student Organization

Great post on how to teach your students to be organized

[Free Download] 40 questions to help students reflect on their work during projects.

Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning

[Free Download] 40 questions to help students reflect on their work during projects.

Current Events with CNN News: A Graphic Organizer for the Week

Current Events with CNN 10: A Graphic Organizer for the Week

CNN Student News is a free 10 minutes news program, offered commercial free, for middle- and high- school students. It is an excellent way to cover current events with your class. This graphic organizer will help students listen more attentively, and write routinely about current events. Link fo...

Improving Professional Learning With Arts Based Research: Cornell Notes Final

Cornell Notes Final

The final for this arts-based research image came out very illustrative. While contemplating how I wanted this image to be composed, they idea of having it available for my students seemed very appropriate as this professional development program dealt with a concept that was to be taught directly to the students. With this in mind, I kept picturing this image as a poster that could be hung in my room or printed as a handout for the students. I also thought it would be good to show students…