## Monday, January 20, 2020

### January 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's 2020! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Proof is in the Pudding....Proof Reading that Is!
I’d like to share some effective proof-reading tips that I’ve used to help students improve their writing skills, and to make my life a bit easier.

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Speaking Up for Justice
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
Along with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., this week is our union's one year "strikeversary". What a perfect time to reflect and teach our students to stand up for what is right.
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A Lesson for MLK Day
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
A lesson for Martin Luther KIng Day to try this week!

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Remember to Take Time for Yourself

Do you have enough "me time"?  A few minutes can be just as valuable as a week-long vacation!

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Fostering Creativity
Sister Rosemary ruined my poem, but she fostered creativity as she did. Read about how teachers can encourage creative ability in their students.
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New Year's Resolutions Again?
Is it time for new year's resolutions again?
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Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi
"When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution. Find out how I teach this concept to my remedial college math students in my newest blog post. "
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10 Test Prep Skills for ELA Performance Task Success
By Marcy Howe of It's A Teacher Thing
Learn 10 essential test prep skills to help your students be more successful on the ELA performance tasks.
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Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR's Classroom
Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards.
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