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Building Relationships with students is a critical part of student success. Learn from a veteran teacher tips and ideas for building student relationships.

How to Build Relationships with Students

Building Relationships with students is a critical part of teaching.  For many students, if they don’t trust you or believe you truly care about them, they aren’t going to buy what you’re selling.  For this blog post, I am doing something a bit different.  I spoke with a former colleague turned close friend, and teacher…

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My Classroom “Must Haves”!

When it comes to organizing and planning a classroom, every teacher has a few items they couldn’t possibly ever go without!  It might be that favorite stapler, a cozy chair, or an amazing resource!  I have gotten together with the bloggers over at Upper Elementary Snapshots to tell you about my Classroom Must Haves.  Let’s…

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Spiral Assessments and Quizzes are an important part of instruction! Find out how you can use Spiral Math Assessments to help your students. Progress Monitoring, Quiz Grades and More!

Spiral Assessments: Why They Are Necessary

Spiral Assessments are an important part of my classroom.  Awhile back I wrote a blog post about “Why Spiral In the Classroom”.  I explained that I believe a spiraling curriculum is critical in today’s educational environment and we must be consistently giving students the opportunity to revisit and practice standards they have already learned.  I discussed…

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