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Fostering a Growth Mindset with Brain Bucks

Teaching kids what it means to have a growth mindset is often easier than helping them replace their fixed mindset thoughts and  

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The Great Chicago Fire: Free Upper Elementary Resources

Do you remember singing the silly campfire song about old Mother Leary who left a lantern in her shed?  It goes like  

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Honoring 9/11 – A Delicate Balance

Each year on September 11th, we reflect on a series of horrific events that changed the course of history. As a teacher,  

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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  

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February Fun – Free Lessons You’ll Love!

February is packed with fun holidays, making it a great time to integrate seasonal activities into your lessons. This year we celebrate  

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Chinese New Year: Free Teaching Resources

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a terrific way to introduce kids to the concept of holidays around the world. Your students may not realize that people in other countries often celebrate completely  

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Promoting Kindness in the Classroom through Teambuilding

I’ve been a fan of cooperative learning since I first stepped into a classroom, and I’m convinced that teaching kids how to  

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Investigating Condensation and the Water Cycle

Step-by-step Lesson and Free Printables 

Most kids are familiar with the terms precipitation, condensation, and evaporation, but very few of them really understand  

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Halloween Word Play – Seek & Spell Fun!

How much time do you spend each week on spelling instruction? If you’re an upper elementary teacher, the answer is probably “not  

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Making Connections with Pumpkin Seed Multiplication

When kids first learn about multiplication, it’s an alien concept. The best way to help them understand what multiplication means is to  

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Teaching Fire Safety: Free Resources to Spark Learning

This post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.

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Math Problem Solving: Knowing Where to Begin

Teaching kids to how to solve math problems is a huge challenge, but often the biggest challenge is knowing where to begin  

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