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Learning Centers – Love Them or Fear Them?

Are you still resisting the idea of using hands-on centers in your classroom? I get it! I was pretty nervous to implement centers. I had so many questions: how would I manage my students’ behaviors? Won’t it take a ton of prep? I don’t have time! As with many new

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5 Tips for Running Effective Math Centers

Math centers add so much value to your classroom. They’re a non-negotiable part in many primary classrooms because when rolled out appropriately, centers promote great learning strategies. They can completely uplevel your teaching! Hands-on access gives kids a chance to explore concepts they’ve already learned and strengthen their skills at

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Brain Break Ideas For Your Primary Classroom

Let’s be real: we all need to get the wiggles out at certain times of the day. Think about the last time you were immersed in a big project or studying for an exam back at university. I’m willing to bet you took plenty of mini breaks to stretch, get

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Using PicCollage In Your Primary Classroom

There are so many fun and engaging apps you can use in the classroom to enhance your students’ learning! The only downside to having so many tools available is knowing which ones to try out. A lot of apps are great for teachers and older kids, but it can sometimes

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Sight Words to Primary Students

The ability to recognize high-frequency sight words is one of the most important indicators of reading success for young learners. Help your students develop awesome reading skills with these tips for effectively teaching sight words to primary students. What Are Sight Words Sight words are high-frequency words, meaning that they

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My Favorite Coding Apps for Kids

Coding can seem like an unconventional way to approach learning for teachers who don’t have a ton of experience with computer sciences. And often we think about teaching coding and programming just to the older kids. But the truth is, coding is appropriate for all school-aged children. And there are

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Reading Fluency Practice for Early Readers

There are so many parts to reading instruction. It can be tricky to keep them all straight if you aren’t well-practiced. Luckily I can break this one down for you! And, of course, I have some great resources to improve fluency instruction in your classroom. Eventually we want to bring

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