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Non-Standard Units of Measure

Yesterday I was given the opportunity to be a guest math teacher in one of our grade one classrooms. The grade one team was beginning to plan a unit on non-standard units of measure when I was sitting in on their planning meeting. 338 more words


Cross-Curricular Mini-Unit: The Story of Bill

This year I started a new position.  I am still a Gifted Intervention Specialist, but instead of working with middle school students, I am at the elementary level working with 2nd through 4th graders.   975 more words

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Elephant and Piggie Paper Bag Puppets

Mo Willems is one of my favorite children’s writers.  His latest book, Nanette’s Baguette is a song for the eyes and ears.  While Mo earned his first big break as a writer and animator for Sesame Street, kids today most recognize him as the writer and illustrator of the Elephant and Piggie series as well as the Pigeon series.   283 more words

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Legos in the Library?

I remember my first Legos back in the 70s.  The bricks weren’t part of a set to build something specific.  In fact, the only instructions were one’s own imagination.   718 more words


The 2017 Game Plan

A new year has stormed in, and I’m intoxicated with the possibilities and opportunities that 2017 will bring. Every year, my best friend and I have sat down together to create our individual Plans for the year ahead. 627 more words

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Critical Thinking, Fake News, and Infographics

Sometimes common phrases can lead us astray. This can be due to misunderstanding, for example, the friend who heard the server ask if she wanted “soup or salad” and thought she was being asked if she wanted a super salad! 407 more words

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"How Filming Lessons Could Completely Change Professional Development": Modern English Teacher

The latest article published in Modern English Teacher focuses more on the latest filming that I have focused more in the past few months. Have a read to find out a bit more how teachers could film their classes for their own personal CPD as well as sharing ideas with out English teaching professionals from around the world. 102 more words

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