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There are do's and don'ts for everything and in teaching they might not be what you think. Do come to work clean and well kept.  We all know that you can be a great teacher in sweats and a pony tail.  We all know different schools have different standards but clean and well kept are always in style.  Now for my personal opinion.  I work...

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As part of my high school RSP program student work on spiral review ELA skills.  This past week we review compound words.  The students all remembered what they were.  Everyone could give an example but the ELD students struggled to find the words you would encounter in a high school level text. Footlights, undercurrent and tenfold were words they could not identify let alone define.  And...

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4 reasons I believe we need music in our schools. 1- Talent: Not as rarely as you might suspect a student's talent shines in a music class.  The inner poet finds its song.  The child who marches to the beat of his own drum, gets a drum! 2- Reading: Reading music is READING!   We read music left to right.  Specific symbols mean specific notes or actions.  Phrases...

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When I have a day off work I do chores.  Usually because there is no time on other days. (now that I am typing I remember I was supposed to smog the car)  So today I pulled weeds. For my hands I try to pay attention to the crab grass vs. the fox tails.  The fox tails must go before the get in my dogs...

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[sgmb id="1"] Kait is our first Winner from the e-mail registration. Woop Woop Our next little adventure in reaching out and supporting teachers and learners is here! Register for the newsletter and leave a comment with your grade level and I will send you a class set of summer reading invitation for your students. It will be a super cute invitation with grade level book titles. Have your...

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