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Month: March 2017

Our classrooms are diverse environments composed of students with a range of needs and abilities. As teachers, we work diligently to meet the needs of all of our learners. Discussed in this blog post are specific strategies teachers use to meet the needs of their struggling learners as well as book and resource suggestions from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

How To Help Struggling Readers and Writers

Helping struggling readers and writers is a key part of an English teacher’s job. Our classrooms are diverse environments composed of students with a range of needs and abilities. As teachers, we work diligently to meet the needs of all of our learners. In this curated Twitter chat, we discussed specific

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Somedays I just don't have the energy to make a real dinner for myself. I compiled a list of my quick and easy dinner ideas for when you have one of THOSE days. Quick and easy meal ideas from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

5 Quick Dinner Ideas For Teachers

Check out these quick dinner ideas for busy teachers. Somedays I just don’t have the energy to make a real dinner for myself or my husband. I compiled a list of my quick and easy dinner ideas for when you have one of THOSE days. You know those days when

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Book Review Confessions of a High School Disaster

  Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain  I was delighted to receive an Advance Reader’s Copy of this novel as part of a YA Blogger promotion from Simon & Schuster Canada. All opinions are my own, and I was not additionally compensated for this post beyond the

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Teaching our students about the importance of growth mindset needs to be on every teacher's priority list. Students need to know it is ok to make mistakes and learn from those experiences. Read more about how other teachers integrate growth mindset into their classrooms from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Ideas For Teaching Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is an important skill to teacher our students. Students need to know it is ok to make mistakes and learn from those experiences. One of the best examples for students is when teachers showcase their own growth mindset aha moments. Students learn best from concrete examples, not just

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The Renovated K-W-L Graphic Organizer

A KWL graphic organizer is an excellent tool to help students dig deeper into their learning. I really like the tried and true graphic organizers we have been using for years, however, I do not want my students to feel like they are repeating the same thing they did in

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Teaching whole class novels is still important. In today's teaching pedagogy, many teachers are abandoning whole class novels for small group novel studies, but whole class novels are still beneficial for today's students. Click to read about novel selection and engaging assignments you can use in your classroom tomorrow from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Fun Ways to Teach Whole Class Novels

Whole class novels are still an important part of an English curriculum. In today’s teaching pedagogy, many teachers are abandoning whole class novels for small-group novel studies. I personally love whole class novels and feel that they can definitely be a part of English class in addition to other text

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