Biography Award Certificates, Part 2: Black History/Women’s History Months

In my previous blog post, I talked about combining technology with biography award certificates. The new Core Content State Standards (CCSS) emphasize reading and writing informational (nonfiction) texts. As veteran teachers, we were exposing our students to nonfiction texts and writing for many years. The standards just … Read More

Favorite Winter Project: Biography Award Certificates, Part 1

When I taught third through fifth grade, I enjoyed integrating technology into our classroom projects and assignments. I had more time to teach the curriculum and to include special projects. Both of my schools had, at least, five computers in each classroom. My current … Read More

The Human Side of Teaching: Hard-To-Like Students

A great article on how to deal with hard-to-like students and giving them a second chance. In my personal teaching experience at the elementary level, a hard-to-like student usually has a hard-to-like parent or parents standing behind them. Children will act a certain way based … Read More

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