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The Introverted Teacher

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There is a lot of information out there about working with kids with different learning styles and personalities.  We learn about auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.  We read about multiple intelligences and emotional IQ.  We even learn about extroverted and introverted students.  But what about teachers?  What if a teacher falls outside of the typicalRead more

50 States Research Activity

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Are you looking for a fun research project to do during the last few weeks of school?  We borrowed this idea from a co-worker of ours who completed this activity with his 3rd-6th grade social studies class, but it could work in a variety of settings. Purpose: Students work in groups, partners, or individually, toRead more

Support Teachers ROCK!

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You don’t need to be a traditional classroom teacher to influence lives and leave students with a lasting impression.  The following support teachers shape lives every day in a variety of settings.  Some work in schools, while others work with kids at home or in the community.  One thing they all have in common: they ROCK!Read more

Why Specialists ROCK!

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For many students, the best part of school happens not during the hours of reading, writing, and math instruction, but during “specials” time. These enrichment classes, including art, music, PE, and technology, provide kids with opportunities to explore, create, and enhance their lives.  Specials also give students access to inspirational teachers.  We’ve rounded up someRead more

Why My Grade Level ROCKS

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Each grade level has its perks – and its quirks.  We’ve talked to some of the best teachers in the biz and compiled some great reasons about why teaching THEIR grade is the best.  If you are scared to make a grade level change, or want to know some of the advantages of teaching atRead more