No, It's Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: How to Teach the English Punctuation System
Did you know that you put in a comma in your writing whenever you take a breath? (I assume that means while reading aloud.) How about a period? Well, I guess that’s a deeper breath. Yo
New Interesting Visual on Learning Styles and Study Tips
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
OMG SO Smart!! Life Hacks
I have a new obsession.... life hacks! What exactly is a life hack, you ask? I have a new obsession.... life hacks! What exactly is a life hack, you ask? These are the tips you
Proven Study Hacks to Help You Make The Grade [Infographic]
Along with those tips tailored to your type of studying, we've got some general ones that can help you in the classroom as well.
Note-Taking Template for Non-Fiction Texts
4-page non-fiction note-taking template for middle and high school students. When Cornell notes just aren't cutting it!
How to Make a Study Plan for Finals
With midterms and finals around the corner, a study plan is essential to feeling prepped and acing the test. This guide shows how to make a study plan.
How Note-Taking Helps You Learn and Organize
We've all heard great note-taking skills are a huge benefit to learning and being organized, but what exactly is the science behind it?
4 Steps to Reading a Textbook Quickly and Effectively
Effective textbook reading is a key study skill for student success. Nearly every class makes you read them. 'Makes' is the right word here. 'Requires,' 'forces,' or 'insists' will also work. Few people read textbooks unless they have to. If you read textbooks for fun, shoot me an email. I need to interview you, because I don't think you exist. Reading textbooks is weird. That's right - weird. Granted, we all have to read them. But even you bookworms - the kinds of people who devour the…
Tried it Tuesday...gettin' organized, givin' thanks, & cashin' checks...
It's Tuesday...my favorite day of the week because I get to link up with my buddy, Holly, from Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday. So...what do I get for pickin' on Holly for the Saints beatin' the Bills last week??? I get...a loss from the Saints AND a loss from the Miami Hurricanes against Florida State Seminoles...while I was AT the game. I also got a ginormous blister. I'm not pickin' on anybody else anymore. Miami (me) & Florida State (Jerm)...we don't agree on ANY teams! Tried…
Heads Together ~ A Cooperative Learning Strategy - Teaching With Simplicity
Do you have hogs and logs in your classroom? I know I have had many of them over the years. Heads Together is a cooperative learning strategy that prevents those hogs from stealing the show and the logs from doing nothing. What’s Just Happened? The hog likes to talk, so they are getting an opportunity to […]