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Absent Students II
One of the things I hate dealing with is parents and little brothers and sisters coming in at the end of the day wanting the missed homework for an ill student. The way I deal with this is to have a s...
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Acts of Kindness
Students write about the good deeds of others.
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Animal Introductions
On the first day of school, I pass out animal stickers to the students. I make sure that the stickers are given out in pairs so that they can be matched. The students need to find the other person in ...
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Another Thought on Buddy Sticks
My students, too, ask to use the buddy sticks to get partners for activities. Instead of writing student names, I stamp small images on the end of pairs of sticks, so each image is on two sticks. Afte...
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Answer to Teacher Interruptions
The Daily 5- Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser outlines the answer to teacher interruptions.
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Best Buddies
Why not get students involved in the Best Buddies Organization, which is nation-wide? Not only do students become more involved with handicapped students but it also serves as community service hours....
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Books for Reluctant Readers
If you’re having trouble getting your high school students to become interested in reading, I would start with a really great book that grabs your students' interest. You know your students the best, ...
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Buddy Sticks
I use an equitable strategy for cooperative learning and student selection in my classroom. At the beginning of the year, I write each student's name on a large craft stick. I put the sticks into a co...
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Calculus Review Day
It is almost time for the advanced placement exams and my students are already nervous. I have sponsored a review day for many years with the support of my building principal. A substitute takes my pl...
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Can We Talk?
Ms. Parson’s students interview each other on the first day of school. Her unique twist on a familiar assignment illustrates a great way to of pairing students together and produces creative decorations for her bulletin board.
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