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Sneak a Peek with Video Previews

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least ten thousand! Maybe that’s why TpT authors are being encouraged to create short video previews for their products. TpT video previews are under  

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How to Earn 10,000 Scholastic Bonus Points (or More!)

Did you know that Scholastic offers a fabulous back-to-school deal that makes it possible to get thousands of bonus points with your first order?  The bigger your order, the more points you earn, and if you can place an  

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MI Theory and Mindset: Helping Kids Discover their Strengths and Overcome Challenges

Multiple Intelligence Theory and the research on Growth Mindset offer us insight into how the brain works, what it means to be intelligent, and how we respond to the challenges of life. Both frameworks have important implications for teaching  

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Google Classroom Management Tips

Guest blog post by Rhoda Toynbee

Using Google Classroom can streamline the tasks of assigning, collecting, grading, and returning student work. It saves hours of time and eliminates those dreaded piles of papers that need grading (you know the ones  

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Plickers Made Easy with Task Cards

Have you tapped into the power of Plickers yet? Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead of clicker devices. Each student is assigned a unique Plickers card that has a black and white  

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Teaching Tricky Trapezoids: Inclusive vs. Exclusive

Do you teach quadrilateral classification? If so, did you know there are THREE ways to define a trapezoid? Americans use either the inclusive or the exclusive definition depending on their curriculum. To complicate matters even more, teachers who live  

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Motivating Math Games

Motivating kids at the end of the year can be a challenge, especially if you’re still expected to teach skills and review academic content. Whole group instruction is particularly challenging this time of year because it’s so difficult to  

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Teaching Kids to Accept Responsibility for their Choices

When it comes to classroom management, learning to deal with small disruptions is probably more important than figuring out what to about the big stuff. One reason is that those little things you might be tempted to ignore can  

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