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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 ...

Writing About Math

Writing about math greatly enhances mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.  When students write in math class they expand their knowledge ...

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.” (Marzan ...

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 ...