Monday, February 13, 2017

February Teacher Talk

Valentine Day, President's Day, Black History Month, Kindness Week and so many teacher tried and true ideas are here for you this February. So pull up a chair sip some hot chocolate and savor some Valentine goodies will reading our englightening blog posts.

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Light up the World with Kindness
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 12 through the 18th. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but what a groovy  way for all of us to unite by being kind to each other.
Make Math FUN this Valentine's Day!
By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom
Valentine's Day can be a fun time of year! It can a busy time and also little distracting. I have often found myself looking for fun yet engaging activities for my students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.
AAC 101: Who Should Use AAC and Why?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz
Anyone who does not have speech or whose speech is not sufficient to meet their needs should be considered for an AAC system.
6 Ways To Help young Children Enjoy Non-Preferred Tasks
By Thia Triggs of Print Path
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or therapist, do you know children who would benefit from play experiences and practice performing tasks that do not come easily?
The Broken-Winged Bird: Musings on Poetry and Complex Text
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs
Wade into the deep end and use poetry in your reader's workshop. This post lays out several strategies to deepen your students' reading comprehension when using poetry. Explore compare/contrast, figurative language, character theory, and metaphorical thinking with Wild Child Designs.
Use Your Literature Text to Teach History
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Sometimes I find exactly what I need in the most unlikely place. My literature anthology recently proved to be the perfect vehicle for teaching historical context, and the lesson went better than I could have imagined!

Be sure to read the posts from the rest of the teachers in this month's post link up.

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