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Making Parent Communication Positive

Every year at back to school night I would have an apple on each student’s desk. On the apple would be a note that...
Becca Foxwell
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By Becca Foxwell | 2 days ago
A Cover Image for a Blog Titled Top 10 Things to Get Done Before School Starts by Megan Howe - From the Fresh Ideas for Teaching Blog

Top 10 Things to Get Done Before School Starts

It is time again to get ready for a new school year! Like...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 9 Aug
Feature Image titled Unity Now Healing with Love by Kelisa Wing - from the Fresh Ideas for Teaching Blog

Unity Now – Healing with Love

The country is hurting. Saturday, August 2nd, we watched in horror as a terrorist killed...
Kelisa Wing
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By Kelisa Wing | 8 Aug

A Little Classroom Tune-Up

This summer has felt different from my summers gone by. With a toddler in tow, gone are...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 5 Aug
Guided Reading & English Language Learners

Guided Reading & ELLs

When I first reviewed myView Literacy, I was overwhelmed with the wealth of amazing...
Becky Howard
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By Becky Howard | 25 Jul
Recap SIOP National Conference 2019

Recap: SIOP® National Conference 2019

Last week, 330 educators met in the city of Portland,...
Kimberly Waldbillig
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By Kimberly Waldbillig | 25 Jul
Social Emotional Learning in the Social Studies Classroom - Meg Honey

Social Emotional Learning in Social Studies Classes

Social Studies classes provide students with powerful...
Meg Honey
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By Meg Honey | 22 Jul

4 Ways to Soar This Summer

Ahh, the summer. Hot days, hot nights, hopefully a dip in a pool or some water. Summer is...
Megan Howe
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By Megan Howe | 15 Jul

Using SIOP® Model With Newcomer Students

#SIOPworks The SIOP® Model is an essential tool I utilize...
Sheniqua Johnson
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By Sheniqua Johnson | 11 Jul