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How a Bump It Up Wall Can Improve Student Success

A Bump It Up Wall is the perfect way to show your students how to improve their work and increase success in any subject area!

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How To Support Mental Health in the Classroom

Year after year, the students arriving in my classroom are exhibiting more signs of mental health problems. From anxiety to depression to anger, I've seen it all and over the years have developed some great ways to support mental health in the classroom.

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How Using a Journal Can Improve Your Life

Keeping a daily journal is an excellent way to focus on gratitude, get organized, and set goals. Here's how using a journal can improve your life.

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How to Get Fresh Nutritious Meals Delivered to Your Door

As a busy teacher, I've caught myself falling into a rut of grabbing a take-out pizza, frozen dinner, or sodium-laced grocery deli meal for dinner far more often than I know I should. At the end of the school day, I don't have any interest in searching through the grocery store to find the ingredients I need to prep something healthy and delicious, but I've recently discovered the answer to my prayers. Here is my secret for how to get fresh, delicious meals delivered to your door when you are a busy teacher.

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3 Reasons to Have an IPEVO Document Camera in Your Classroom

Back in the fall, I received a new document camera from IPEVO, and it has quickly become a relied-upon piece of classroom technology. If you don't already have access to a document camera at school, check out these 3 reasons to have an IPEVO document camera in your classroom.

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How to Engage Your Students With 3-Act Math Tasks

This year at a Math Lead in-service at our Education Centre, I was introduced to 3-Act Math Tasks. They've engaged my students so much that they are now a permanent part of my weekly math program, and my students tell me, "This is the best part of Thursday." Read on to learn the basics of how to engage your students with 3-Act Math Tasks.

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How to Get Students to Write Complete Responses

When I assign multi-step problems in my Grade 5/6 classroom at the beginning of the year, I almost unanimously see my students leaving out parts of the question when they respond. To solve this problem, I've created an easy strategy to get students to write complete responses in any subject area.

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2018 - Year in Review

Happy New Year! At the beginning of every new year, I love to look back at all of the posts I shared throughout the year. This is my 2018 Year In Review. These are my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018!