An educational blog for teachers and students.

Science
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
bales of cans

When I talked to my eighth graders about joining the “Great American Can Roundup,” it was met with little enthusiasm.  But then a marvelous breakthrough happened.  I'll explain inside!

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Fine arts hobbies
Posted on August 22, 2014 by Rafranz Davis
Creativity - paint cans

Creativity is one of the most under-used ideas in most classrooms.  As someone who has been able to witness the power of creativity all summer, it has been an honor and privilege to work with teachers on ways to add creativity into their curriculum.  In my blog post, I'll outline ways to use creativity in your classroom with or without technology.

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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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Fine arts hobbies
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Dona Helmer
Beautiful bulletin boards

Every year I used to dread covering my bulletin boards with that cheap colored paper that comes on big rolls.  I was tired of risking my life on ladders, armed with a cheap stapler, ripping the paper and failed attempts to make life easier.  All I wanted was beautiful bulletin boards!  It wasn't until a new teacher came into the picture that I learned a new approach to creating boards...

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Common core
Posted on May 15, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Free printables

Printables are excellent for starting and expanding lessons. Inside you'll find sites offering printable material for primary and elementary students.  A number are related to holidays.  Check these out and add to the list if you know of any other great resources. 

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