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Vocabulary Land Game Board (Grades  4-12)


Vocabulary Land, similar to Hasbro® Candy Land™
, is a captivating vocabulary game that's guaranteed to get students excited about learning new words
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Be Successful Mentoring New Teachers

As the "mentor coordinator" for my entire district, I have learned much by observing and working alongside mentors and beginning teachers. My role as mentor coordinator involves matching mentors with new teachers, providing information and feedback regarding the mentoring process, meeting with mentor/new teacher partners throughout the year, meeting individually with new teachers throughout the year, tracking progress, and more! Overseeing these various aspects of our district's mentoring program is demanding, but I feel privileged to be part of this important work.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

6 Things to Include in a Substitute Teacher Binder

One of the hardest things a teacher has to do is plan for a substitute. Likewise, one of the hardest jobs a person can have is to be a substitute teacher. To make the experience as positive as possible, I recommend teachers always have a substitute binder, preferably in a bright color, on a prominent shelf in the classroom.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

14 Free Back-to-School Printables for Teachers

Although I have been working all summer long, the inevitable school year start date suddenly looms up before me, scary and overwhelming. To honor teachers also feeling the weight of the new school year on their shoulders, I want to share some of my favorite back-to-school printables. Hopefully these free resources will help you check off a few items from your to-do list.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7 Teacher PD Opportunities to Take Advantage of this Summer

I can still remember the summer after my first year of teaching. My roommate, a fellow high school English teacher, and I literally sat on the couch for a week watching episodes of The Real World, reveling in the fact that we were getting paid to rest!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The BIG THREE of Teacher Feedback

Every year I like to take a moment, usually during the last week of school when I just can’t grade another paper, to reflect on what worked and didn’t work during the school year.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

How to Help Struggling Readers Build Vocabulary; 10+ Resources to Get You Started

I love working with our district’s literacy coaches and reading specialists, and I have a special place in my heart for Ms. Long, the reading specialist at my son’s elementary school, because she was also his Kindergarten teacher. This year Ms. Long is working with our guidance counselor to host a book group, and, although my son is not an avid reader, he was excited to join his classmates and teachers in such a fun endeavor.

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