What’s In My Teaching Bag?

I have two different bags I alternate between.  I have my teaching bag that I carry throughout the week and my weekend purse.  I love taking my teaching bag to and from school, and  I also bring my teaching bag along to any district trainings or required in services.  Sometimes these trainings are awesome, but …

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Helping Students Master Decimal Place Value

So, I've taught fifth grade for 9 years now, and one topic that consistently baffles my struggling students is that of the decimal place value positions. There are some things they just can't seem to wrap their minds around... ...why isn't there a oneths place? ....why do the positions' names sound like bigger numbers as …

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Building Meaningful Relationships with Students…the Right Way

One of the best ways to get students engaged (and loving school) is through the development if trust and positive relationships. For some, this come naturally, yet for others, it can be a struggle. There are many things you can do to connect with your students in a meaningful, positive, appropriate way: Be aware. Every …

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