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Tame the Classroom Management BLOB Part 2: Top Management Layers

Hey, hey, hey there, my wonderful, talented, dedicated friend. I know you’re all of those things, because here you are using your time to listen in, to learn, grow and thrive as a primary teacher. Virtual high five teacher! We covered the first classroom management layer last week. I’m so pumped up to finish covering …

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The Go-Getters Guide to Teaching the Alphabet: Engagement

Well hey there, primary teacher/difference maker/go-getter. Yes, that is right, my friend. I know what kind of teacher you are, because you’re here in this moment sharing your brain space with me in hopes of finding something to better serve your students. I thank you for being here and for doing what you do. Today, …

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The Ultimate Guide to SIMPLE Class Rules

Check out this VLOG that corresponds with this content. So, I’m literally psycho about classroom management strategies. As you may have read in some of my earlier posts about Classroom Routines and my favorite Classroom Management Tricks, I’m “un poco loco” (a little bit crazy) about keeping student behavior under control. This great addiction is …

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Students’ Pride in Their Work

Hey there, wonderful teacher! Has anyone told you today how incredible you are? If not, please give me the honor. You’re doing a fantastic job, and I love the privilege of visiting with you every week. This week, I want to share with you a classroom management issue that arose in my students recently, and …

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Secret Sauce for Phonological Awareness: Learning Style

Post Promise: Literacy is vital to our students’ success, and phonological awareness is crucial to mastery of this skill. Today, I’ll share one big reason some of your learners may be having trouble grasping this important concept (hint: it isn’t that they aren’t intelligent enough!). Keeping learning style in mind is vital to gaining phonological …

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Ten Sight-Word Activities to Vitalize Virtual Classrooms

Is the virtual classroom draining the excitement out of your instruction, especially with sight-words? Well, if teaching were a fall festival, this post would be the apple cider, cinnamon stick and all. Because you can’t have fall without apple cider! Today, I’m going to share 10 engaging sight-word activities to spice up your virtual classroom. …

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5 Essential Skills for Phonological Awareness

Get your FREE Phonological Awareness Skills Overview! Send my Reference Sheet!  We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime. Post Promise: Phonological awareness is vital for our learners to achieve, but it isn’t just one concept. It’s made of many skills. I’ll break them down for you here so you can ensure your students have a …

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Number Formation Practice: A daily routine that will guide your students to number-writing mastery.

Teaching and practicing number formation in Kindergarten can be a daunting task. If you’ve never had 20+ five-year old students in your care who could barely hold a pencil, you may not fully comprehend that statement. If you are on the struggle bus along with me, you’ll love me for what I’m about to tell …

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