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Year: 2021

Middle School Goal Setting Lesson

Do you like to have students working on goal-setting lessons? Have you planned out what are you teaching your first day or week back after the winter break?  I love having students reflect on the previous year and set goals for the new year. It is a great way to

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Writing A Teacher Memoir

Have you ever wondered whether you should write about your school experiences? What about writing a teacher memoir? You know, all those hilarious stories about the interesting things kids say and do, or the demanding parents who drive you to the brink?  Or to celebrate your successes with the challenges

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Middle School Fantasy Fiction Novels

This blog post contains a list of middle school fantasy fiction perfect for recommending to young readers. This Middle School Fantasy Fiction Novels blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the provided links this blog will receive a

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Online Grammar Resources

I’m sorry, I love you.  I’m sorry I love you.  Do those two sentences make anybody else laugh? Punctuation is serious. It can save relationships. This is why having a few online grammar resources handy can be a huge help.  Teaching grammar to our students is so important. A quick

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Teachers are always looking for fresh ideas to help with lesson planning. Use the Socratic seminar teaching strategy to add to your lessons.

Socratic Seminar Teaching Strategy

As teachers were are always looking for new teaching strategies to keep our lessons fresh and engaging. Below is a brief summary of the Socratic seminar teaching strategy. How Does The Socratic Seminar Teaching Strategy Work? Begin by choosing a text. The text should be open to interpretation (so that

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Engaging Middle School Kwanzaa Lesson

Are you looking for a middle school Kwanzaa lesson? This blog post shares some information about why Kwanzaa is celebrated, as well as a non-fiction Kwanzaa lesson that will help your middle school students learn about this celebration. Middle School Kwanzaa Lesson Background Information Kwanzaa is an important annual celebration

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Popular 5th Grade Books

Students will enjoy reading these popular 5th-grade books. The list below contains a variety of book genres for students to look through. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the provided links this blog will receive a

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Teacher Gift Guide 2021

I wanted to create a curated teacher gift guide that was full of practical and useful items that could be purchased for teachers or by teachers for their co-workers, family or friends. Bookmark this page to refer back to any time of the year when you need to buy someone

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