Monday, March 12, 2018

March Teacher Talk 2018

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

St. Patricks Day and so many more tried and true teaching ideas are here for you to check out this March.  Best yet,soon it will be spring and the end of the year will be here before you know it. 

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Digging Deeper for Role Models
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Suggestions for behavior management, using the examples set by famous women in history.


It's March....Let's Go Fly a Kite
When I taught special needs kids, each month we would do something special for those who earned enough points. One of their favorite activities was to make and fly kites in March. Years later, I was mainstreamed to 6th grade and the children also loved  this activity.  After they flew their kites, they wrote two papers, one explaining how to make a kite and the other about their experience. Wanna do this with your class, here’s how…

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System
A classroom economy system will help students take ownership in the classroom. It can also help with learning real-world financial literacy in a fun way. Setting up your classroom economy strategically will pay you dividends down the road.

March Madness
Read about a Role Model Project as well as an easy way to provide extra practice in decoding skills.

Texas Teachers- Do you know that the Science TEKS have changed?
Texas Teachers- Science changes are here!

No Curriculum? No Problem. How I Cover My Daily 2nd Grade Lesson
Tips for teaching your daily literacy instruction when you don't have a reading curriculum.

Integrating STEAM into Literacy Night
How I integrated some STEAM into Literacy Night.

The Fine Motor Advantage: Nuts and Bolts
By Thia Triggs of Print Path
Last time we talked about how children with good fine motor skills are most likely to succeed with academic challenges in K to 3rd grade. This time we will look at specific skills. 


Finally Understanding Fractions
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
A glimpse into CGI math and how it gives students a deeper understanding of fractions. As students grasp relationships and strategies for solving fraction problems, they are able to apply this knowledge into traditional fraction problem solving.

Five Ways to Support Struggling Readers During Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Running classroom Book Clubs can be rewarding and challenging.  One of the biggest hurdles to creating a successful Book Club meeting is the struggle some students face when just simply reading. Learn five ways to support your struggling readers during book clubs.

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