Do you have students who struggle with timed fluency tests? I started using this alternative fluency strategy and it really helped my anxious kiddos succeed! In this video I explain how I use backward timing to alleviate the pressure from the timer and how my struggling students improved ... Read More about Alternative Fluency Strategy
Close reading has been around for a really long time, even though it just started to pick up steam in the K-12 realm about 5 years ago or so…or at least they did where I live. I love doing close reads with my kiddos because it’s the perfect way to integrate literacy with content areas such as ... Read More about Close Reading Overview With a Free Planning Sheet
Hello! I hope you have been enjoying your summer break, whether you have been out for a month like me or are just now kicking off your summer. I have had time to recharge and think about how I can best help you this upcoming school year. I have been asked over and over by readers to offer more ... Read More about Join Me for FB Live!
Hey everyone! It feels so good to be back with a brand new blog design! I honestly feel like I went in for a haircut and got 12 inches cut off! It feels fresh, and I am in love! Huge thanks to Michelle from 3am Teacher for making it look so darn good! I was so thankful to be asked to join a middle ... Read More about Check out In The Middle!
I must say that when my district finally made the move to letting us teach math units, I was beyond ecstatic. Previously, we taught multiple math skills every 9 weeks, never to the mastery of the standard. For example, for money, 1st 9 weeks we taught counting money up to $1 (this was 2nd grade); ... Read More about Strengthen Your Students’ Math Skills With Daily Math Reviews and Word Problem of the Day