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5 Golden Rules for Investing Middle School Students in Reading

Jake doesn’t like reading. He doesn’t enjoy reading non-fiction, which is what we read because it makes up most of the Common Core aligned assessments. 1,862 more words


Making the most of your BOOK FAIR

I have just held my fourth Scholastic Book Fair and WOW! What a success! We are a K-6 school and have around 420 students. We sold just shy of $6700 at this last Fair which blitzed last year’s sales total by over $800! 808 more words

School Libraries

Spend the time to build classroom culture & intrinsically motivate your students

I love what Susan Wolfe, an elementary school teacher in Boise, Idaho does in her classroom. She starts by creating classroom culture and helps the students brainstorm what makes a great student, a great teacher and a great learning environment. 604 more words

Best Interest Of Kids

Exploring Balance

Many students, especially younger ones, do not appreciate how important balance is in making quality archery shots. I see this most often in young archers muscling around compound bows that are too heavy. 485 more words

For All Coaches

Nothing Stays the Same . . . Nothing

I was watching the Memorial Golf Tournament this past weekend and one of the professional golfers, Dustin Johnson, mentioned that after two rounds in which he played fairly poorly, he saw a TV commercial he had made a while back when he was playing very, very well and recognized that he had changed his set up. 194 more words

For All Coaches

6 Art and Math Ideas

Lately, it’s been a challenge to motivate my students in the area of math. I say lately, but this is a problem I run into periodically, even among “gifted” math students. 496 more words

Art Projects

Oral Participation

A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something.”  – Plato.

Student oral participation in the classroom is often underused and undervalued in secondary schools.   401 more words