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Distance Learning: Reading Instruction That Works!

  When I started teaching school the internet was not a thing and the phone was on a cord with a rotary dial.  I never stop being amazed at how ...

Card Games to Use in the Classroom

Teaching students some of these good old fashion card games is almost like introducing them to a whole new world! Card games are fun and motivating, p ...

Why and How to Teach Phonics

Most struggling readers cannot decode words. Some students crack the phonics code very quickly and become capable and confident readers easily.  Howe ...

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 ...