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Teacher Talk – January 2023

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Getting Kids to Write

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2023/01/getting-kids-to-write.html

What I’ve learned from authors on where ideas for writing come from, and how to share those ideas with your students.

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A Visit from Annie

By Gini Musmannoof Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/a-visit-from-annie/

Annie came to visit our classroom every year, often in January. The students recognized her immediately, but they were always surprised by her odd attire. Perhaps your class, too, would like a dramatic visit from Annie Adjective to liven up the drab, January routine. Check out this post for ideas and a free lesson.

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Valentine’s Day Letters Are Special

By Charlene Tess of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2023/01/valentines-day-letters-are-special.html

Valentine’s Day letters are a great way for students to say thank you to people in their lives and to practice their writing skills. 

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5 Easy Ways to Support Struggling Writers

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2023/01/5-easy-ways-to-support-struggling-writers/

Learn 5 easy ways to support struggling writers that will benefit all students and not overwhelm the teacher.

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How to Use Google Classroom to Streamline Your Teaching

By Dr. Crystal Brown of Teaching to Change the World

http://drcrystalbrown.com/2023/01/15/how-to-use-google-classroom-to-streamline-your-teaching/ 

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage their classes, assign and collect work, grade assignments, and communicate with students all in one place. Read how you can use Google Classroom as a teacher.

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Calm Down Center Ideas and Purpose

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2023/01/calm-down-center-ideas-and-purpose.html

Why you need a calm-down center in your classroom and how to create one.

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5 Writing Activities for Reluctant Writers!

By Marianna Monheim of Creatively Comprehensive

https://creativelycomprehensive.com/writing-activities-for-reluctant-writers/

Writing was my favorite subject in school, but as a teacher I quickly learned that many of my students did not feel the same way! It took a lot of trial and error, but over the years I did find some tried and true methods to help my friends love (and if not love, then at least tolerate) writing.


Teacher Talk – December 2022

We hope you enjoy these latest teaching tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

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Games in the Classroom

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/12/games-in-classroom.html

It’s so easy to incorporate game playing into your teaching practices. Here are some games for your classroom.  

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The Best Gift for Struggling Learners

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/the-best-gift-for-struggling-learners/

As a reading specialist, my days were filled with lessons for struggling learners. Instruction was packed with basic fundamentals, extra practice, and fun, but then, there also were the problem learners. When I encountered them, this is how I helped. 

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Snowflake Facts and Snowy Words

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2021/01/snowflake-facts-and-snowy-words.html

Have you ever wondered about snowflakes, how they are formed, how many different kinds there are? Here are a few fun facts about snowflakes that you might not have known.

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Keeping Students Engaged After a Vacation Break

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2016/11/keeping-students-engaged-vacation-break/

How do you keep students engaged when returning from a vacation break? Check out this blog post for great ideas that will save your sanity!

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Winding Down for Winter Break: 5 Tips for Math Teachers

By Dr. Crystal Brown of Teaching to Change the World

http://drcrystalbrown.com/2022/12/22/winding-down-for-winter-break-5-tips-for-math-teachers/ 

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means winter break is right around the corner! This can be a time of rest and relaxation for students, but it can also be stressful for teachers.

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Teacher Talk – October 2022

Get ready for Halloween with these latest teaching ideas from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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I’m So Glad I Live in a World Where There Are Octobers

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/10/im-so-glad-i-live-in-world-where-there.html

A longish title for a blog post, and yet a perfect thought to begin each day in October.  October is a clear message from nature that things change, and change is a good thing. 

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A Scary Thot

By Gini Mismanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/a-scary-thot/

Teachers! I am so sorry to tell you about this scary thought I had, but I must, because it is October.

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“BOO” to Fractions? Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2017/10/boo-to-fractions.html

I have been attempting to come up with ways for my students to recognize fractional parts in lowest terms. I can find many “drill and kill” activities, but they tend to do just that, drill those who don’t need it and kill those who already know how to do it. So, to drill and “thrill,” I created fractional word puzzles for specific times of the year. Read about the one for Halloween in my newest blog post. 

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Writing Activities for Fall and Halloween

By Charlene Tess of Books By Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/10/writing-activities-for-fall-and.html

Halloween and things associated with the fall season present an opportunity for students to complete some enjoyable writing activities.

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5 Great Reading Response Ideas for the Classroom

by Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2022/08/5-great-ideas-for-teaching-reading-response/

Learn 5 great tips for teaching reading response skills to your students.

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How to Be Healthy as a Teacher

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/10/how-to-be-healthy-as-a-teacher-2.html

5 Tips for Teachers to get and stay healthy.


Teacher Talk – September 2022

We hope you enjoy these latest teaching tips from our Teacher Talk bloggers.  Members of Teacher Talk are a part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  

If you are interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies, and/or our blog linky party, go to https://thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.net/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs-marketing-cooperative-one-year-membership/.  Join The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and see how you can take your TpT store to the next level. 

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Finding Life Mentors in Mentor Text

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/09/finding-life-mentors-in-mentor-text.html

Teach students how to reflect on what mentoring characters in pieces of literature may do in similar situations in their lives. 

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Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2020/01/using-two-sided-colored-beans-to-add.html

When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution.

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Morning Music

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

https://www.readingspotlight.com/morning-music/

This adventure with music as a prelude to learning began when I saw an interview with a Tuscan wine grower who played classical music to encourage his grapes to develop.

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Video Lessons Make Teaching Grammar Easy

By Charlene Tess of Books by Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/09/blog-post.html

Have you noticed how many students are all about videos? 

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Is Reading Aloud to Children Actually Supported by the Science of Reading?

by Alison Monk of The Literacy Garden

https://theliteracygarden.com/reading-aloud/

Is reading aloud to children supported by the Science of Reading? Does literature have an important place in structured literacy programs?

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Budgeting on a Teacher’s Salary

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/09/budgeting-on-a-teachers-salary.html

How teachers can budget on their salary, while still saving money and enjoying their lives.

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Four Tried & True Review Games

By Kathie Yoshimura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

https://www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/2022/09/four-tried-true-review-games.html

Your students will love to play Toss Across, Bananagrams, Buzzers, and Jenga as they review concepts already taught.