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My name is Mary Peterson. I have over 35 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, professional development leader and creator of practical teaching resources to help teachers create joyful and successful classrooms. I have been a national

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Latest Blog Posts
  • Sep 16,18

    How to Help Students Increase Vocabulary Knowledge

    “One of the key indicators of students’ success in school, on standardized tests, and indeed, in life, is their vocabulary.” (Marzano & Pickering, 2005). Vocabulary knowledge is crucial to ...

  • Aug 22,18

    Creating a Culture of Kindness in the Classroom

      The most important lesson I want my students to learn in my classroom is how to show kindness to each other. I would far rather my own child be the person who sits by the lonely kid in the cafeteria than ...

  • Aug 01,18

    Easy and Effective Classroom Behavior Management

    Positive classroom behavior is crucial to a successful learning environment. I have tried so many different classroom behavior management methods. I’ve done the change the change color pockets, move the c ...