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By third or fourth grade, children understand money - build on this knowledge for teaching decimals quickly and efficiently.
Your teacher job interview may require a portfolio | Ideas for presenting your best work.
Do your students have the best attitude for year-end, standards-based testing? Teacher prep must go beyond academics.
Teaching children about fractions begins with an understanding of food and portions, then moves on to other facts from their daily lives.
Student swearing in school will crush your elementary classroom community. How to stop this disruptive behavior in the classroom.
Piling on projects for gifted students is the wrong approach to keeping them busy. Pointers on how to manage your fast learners.
Move beyond a focus on 10's and 100's when teaching place value. Reinforcement and application for number sense and algorithms.
Teaching multiplication in ultimately means mastering the standard algorithm. After memorizing 1 x 1 though 10 x 10, the next steps are fast - if you follow this intentional process.
Teaching multiplication in 4th grade means memorizing 1 x 1 though 10 x 10 (and more) until they are automatic responses. Try these strategies to get your students there in record time.
Teaching kids about money takes creativity and lots of repetition. These ideas for playing 'store,' counting play money and working within a budget are very effective.
Elementary math worksheets (free or teacher-created) can be tremendous assets for lesson reinforcement if they contain sufficient rigor...and are used for effective feedback. Here's how.
Elementary writing rubrics are simply tools. Here's how to use them for greatest impact on student learning in the language arts, and how to provide specific student feedback.
Students who finish early can be challenging to teachers who are trying to manage a group of children. Tips on keeping boredom at bay for gifted children.
Whiteboard activities are perfect for number strings or related-problem sets before teaching your math mini-lesson.
Teaching elementary science activities is a wonderful, enriching time for both teachers and students - IF you let the kids get hands-on and use my tips to control the mess.
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