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10 Math Word Problems to Try This Christmas

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Use these sample Christmas math word problems as templates for customizing your own festive math worksheets for your elementary students.



Inventing Tongue Twisters Creative Writing Lesson

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Here are several tongue-twisting language arts lessons for teaching creative writing to help focus on phonics, parts of speech, oral language, and more.



How to Use Alliteration in Your Classroom

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Teach your students about alliteration and they'll have a blast creating their own Christmas Tongue Twisters.



Smart and Simple Impromptu Speech Topics...

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Here you will find a variety of impromptu speech topic activities for your elementary students. Use these activities to practice impromptu speaking.



Make a Great First Impression with a Student...

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Start the year off right with a student welcome letter. Learn tips, suggestions and a sample letter for students and parents.



Back-to-School Prep Guide for Teachers

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Back-to-School headquarters! September is back to school month, and many teachers are headed back to the classroom. If you're feeling unprepared, About.com has got you covered!









What Is a Homogenous Group in Education?

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See the definition of the education term homogeneous groups or ability-based groups, where students of similar abilities are taught together.



Simple Tips to Taking Over a Classroom Midyear

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Essential tips to help teachers embrace taking over a teaching position midyear.



A Simple away to Evaluate Student Writing

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Here you will find a simple elementary writing rubric, along with a few samples of expository and narrative rubrics.



How to Use a Scoring Rubric

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

A basic elementary rubric. Learn how to use a scoring rubric in addition to a sample rubric that you can print.



Smart Copperative Learning Strategies and Roles

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Here you will find cooperative learning strategies to help improve your students' skills. Learn what students should do when working in groups, specific roles that will help groups work better, and how to monitor groups.



"The Essential 55" by Ron Clark for Elementary...

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A discussion of how to use Ron Clark's book The Essential 55 in the elementary classroom. The Essential 55 describes the top 55 rules for being a student in Ron Clark's classroom.



What is TLM in The Classroom?

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See a definition of the teaching term TLM (Teaching/Learning Materials). These are items used in the classroom to support educational objectives.



Don't Miss This Cooperative Learning Sample...

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Looking for a cooperative learning lesson plan? Here is a cooperative learning sample lesson using the jigsaw learning method.



17 Scaffolding Techniques to Use When...

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Essential techniques for scaffolding instruction to support student learning in an elementary classroom.






Simple Tricks to Perfecting Your Teaching...

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A teacher portfolio can help you land your first teaching job or advance your career. Learn the in's and out's of perfecting your teaching portfolio.



Christmas Links, Lessons, and Activities

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Christmas lesson plans, activities, links and ideas to help you celebrate the wonderful holiday season with your students.



The Do's and Don'ts of Grading Elementary...

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Learn how to grade elementary students in this in-depth guide for elementary teachers. Discover the do's and don'ts, grading scales, using rubrics and much more.



Use These 40 Simple Topics for Impromptu Oral...

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

This list of 40 speech topics can be used for impromptu oral presentations in the elementary school classroom. Make communications activities fun.






6 Steps to Creating Behavior Contracts for...

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Here's how to create behavior contracts for the most challenging students.



7 Tips to Dressing Like a Professional Teacher

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Here are 7 tips to help you dress like a professional elementary school teacher.



What Role Should Prizes and Punishments Play in...

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Should you offer your students extrinsic rewards? Here is a way to offer classroom incentives that cost nothing as your behavior management program.









Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Want to avoid summer brain drain? Discover a list of creative ways to prevent children from summer learning loss by having them partake in these summer enrichment ideas.



Building a Classroom Community

2017-01-17T11:04:11Z

Learn how to build a classroom community that will help students feel connected to others as well as solve social issues peacefully.