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Language arts
Posted on August 4, 2014 by Dona Helmer
make friends with librarian

Is it your first year of teaching?  I know it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the things you have to do before the kids actually come to school. Just remember you are not alone, and there are colleagues who can support you, like librarians. Being a librarian, I always try to help out the first-year teachers and offer assistance whenever they need.

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Common core
Posted on August 1, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Memories of summer

Some of my favorite childhood memories are those first days of summer. School was out, no homework, getting to be outside all day long and even after dark, catching lightning bugs, sleeping late and just being outside enjoying nature. The tall oak tree in our back yard was my favorite spot for summer. Oh, the books I read and dreams I dreamed as I played the days away. Glorious summer!

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Common core
Posted on July 31, 2014 by Rafranz Davis
More than words

Ever heard the song, “More than Words”, by Extreme? It’s a fantastic description of how our non-verbal actions communicate what we believe and feel more than the words that we say. Those non-verbal actions were the heart and soul of my classroom and what I believe differentiate a good teacher from a great teacher.

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Common core
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Justin Tarte
Pop quiz

Teachers taking quizzes? Usually teachers are the ones handing out the quizzes!But this one helps educators get in gear for the school year.Take it and you'll find answers that can be very useful in planning ahead.

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Common core
Posted on July 29, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
Classroom decor and setup

This time of year we all start to think about that one task at hand that really shouldn’t be so hard after years of teaching, yet it is. Setting up your classroom for students most likely takes on a mind of it’s own after a while.  Inside I'll give you five questions to consider while preparing your classroom for the new school year.

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