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Today was my last day of teaching in Tokyo, Japan. (This was the poster for my classes!) What a lot of new things I’ve learned.. thank you to all my students and colleagues. 151 more words

Teaching English

How to Get to Know Your Students BEFORE the First Day of School

Each school year, I begin the year with an “About Me” form and end the year with a 5th Grade Evaluation form. The first is completed on the first day of school and the latter is completed anonymously on the last day of school. 520 more words

Parent Communication

Back to School SCOOT >>> Engage Students & Get to Know Them


As we’re gearing up for another year, I’ve been thinking about how I can change my lessons in the first week of school to be more engaging for students, while still reinforcing management and practicing procedures for my classroom. 985 more words

English Teacher

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. 1,850 more words

7th Grade ELA

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

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