Fall is the perfect time to introduce your students to poetry! Watch a free 3-part video to find out why fall is such a great time to teach poetry, and learn a step-by-step method for teaching an entire poetry unit. How to Teach Kids to Love Poetry (Even If You Don’t) is jam-packed with helpful strategies and free resources that will make your next poetry unit a breeze!
When do you start teaching poetry in your classroom? If you wait until April because it’s National Poetry Month, consider introducing poetry during the first few months of the school year instead. In fact, I can think of at least six reasons that fall is the perfectRead more
With the Common Core emphasis on teaching informational text, you might be wondering where to find appropriate texts for reading instruction. Most classrooms are overflowing with great children’s literature and novels, but many schools lack a good selection of interesting nonfiction texts.Read more
Dr. Howard Gardner first proposed Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory over 40 years ago, suggesting that IQ is not one-dimensional, and that it can’t be described by a single number. Instead, he proposed that there are at least 8 different types of intelligence, including visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, interpersonal, andRead more
Do you listen to podcasts? I’ve been listening to them off and on for a few years, but it wasn’t until recently that I became a podcast fanatic. My addiction started last fall when my husband and I were renovating a older home. He wasRead more
Laura is the owner of Teaching Resources and a former 5th grade teacher from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Laura was a classroom teacher for 30 years, and she now spends her time creating books and resources for elementary educators. While Laura was teaching, she was the recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator Award, and she received National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. She has presented educational workshops online and around the country for over 20 years She’s the author of 10 books for teachers as well as over 100 digital resources.