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Why and How to Teach Phonics

The latest report shows only 35% of fourth graders in the United States are proficient in reading.  I have been searching for articles answering this ...

Getting-Acquainted Classroom Games

A perfect way to begin the school year is to play some active and fun getting-acquainted games. Here are some of my favorites: Snowball Partners ̵ ...

Fun and Educational Indoor Games for the Whole Class

My students and I absolutely love games! Games are so engaging and are a very effective way to enhance learning. Here are three of my favorite whole c ...

Four Important Reasons Why Students Should Play Games at School

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” Diane Ackerman There are so many benefits for playing games in the classroom. Studen ...

Using Picture Books in Math

Using picture books to teach math is an enjoyable way to expose students to authentic math situations, build vocabulary, spark imaginations, encourage ...

Using Pictures for Creative Writing Prompts

Pictures tell a story and are ideal to use as writing prompts to help generate ideas, promote creativity and encourage thoughtful expression. The pict ...

5 Most Important Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies

“The cultural competence of the adults is intimately connected to the achievement of students.” – Gary R. Howard. Culture is what ma ...