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Don't Ghost Your Literacy Routine!

It's spooky season and we're all busy planning our costumes. Capitalize on all your students' creative energy and get them psyched for Halloweek with spooky stories. Halloween themed stories are…

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Reengaging Reluctant Readers

First impressions matter, and unfortunately, many students' first encounters with reading are not the best. Teachers have to be creative to reintroduce these readers to the task and strike a…

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Teaching Tolerance

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Positive messaging leaves people with the action we want them to remember to undertake, instead of what we want them to avoid. For example, we ask…

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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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Fall is for Football

Football season has begun, and we're carrying concepts from the field into the classroom. So this week, we've got a line up of football titles and activities to kick off your school year. 

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Book Nooks

** This guest post was written by blog contributor, Jenny Holt.

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Listen, You'll Write Better

We believe children need to be good listeners before they can become great readers. We also believe that listening skills lead to better writing skills - for many of the same reasons.

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Back to the Books

Getting back into the swing of school can be challenging, and we want to reduce as much start of semester stress as we can. That's why we've compiled this quick checklist of items to help ensure…

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Pack Your Backpacks

The days are getting shorter and the evenings are feeling a little cooler, which can only mean one thing... school is just around the corner. While it's a bit sad to think that the summer is…

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Happiness Happens

How have you made someone smile today? It's easy to get wrapped up in our own busy schedules and forget to check in with our loved ones, let alone extend a helping hand or kindness to strangers.…

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