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Welcome to our PreK-12 blog.  Find helpful tips, lesson freebies, and more from educators like you.

13 Must-Read Books for ELA Teachers

Recently, I was asked: “What are five books you recommend that ELA teachers read?”  In an attempt to answer this...
Kelly Gallagher
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By Kelly Gallagher | 15 May

Teacher Appreciation Week – Love & Thanks

I am in my 12th year as a teacher and we are now entering...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 8 May

Career Readiness – Where CTE and Academics Meet

After decades of focusing on academic standards,...
Jim Brazell
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By Jim Brazell | 27 Apr

Where Social Learning Starts

Teaching 5 year-olds this year has been mostly magical. We laugh, we dance, we discover...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 19 Apr

What Digital Classrooms Look Like Today

The past decade has seen a strong focus by the U.S....
Liane Wardlow
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By Liane Wardlow | 10 Apr
Andrea Rients
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By Andrea Rients | 21 Mar

5 Critical Components For Mathematical Proficiency

It is very clear that effective mathematics instruction...
Eric Milou
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By Eric Milou | 13 Mar

Asking the Right Questions

For years, one of my goals as a teacher has been to learn to ask better questions. I want...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 6 Mar

4 Proactive Steps to Stop Bullying Before it Starts

Too often schools end up with the responsibility of...
Pamela Musick
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By Pamela Musick | 15 Feb