How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays

How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays

How to Use TEACH to Improve Student Essays Essay Writing.  The bane of our existence.  Some students enjoy writing essays (I did!), but for the bulk of our students, writing an essay seems overwhelming.  Students write different types of essays: reflective,...
How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots

How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots

How to Effectively Teach Greek & Latin Roots Students receive many benefits from learning Greek and Latin roots. Knowing roots and affixes can help students determine the meaning of new words, as English contains many words based on Greek and Latin. This...
5 Problems with Interactive Notebooks & How to Solve Them

5 Problems with Interactive Notebooks & How to Solve Them

5 Problems with Interactive Notebooks & How to Solve Them Interactive notebooks are a note-taking system that teachers either love or hate. I think every teacher has a system they like using – and that is fine. Teachers do best when they have a system that works...
10 Most Blog Posts Of 2019

10 Most Blog Posts Of 2019

10 Most Blog Posts Of 2019 2019 is just about over.  Can you believe that?  2019 has been a really full year; with some great things and some not-so-great things.  At the end of the year, I can look back and be really grateful.  I’m grateful for my family and...
How To Teach Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer

How To Teach Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer

How To Teach Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is one of my favorite science fiction novels for upper elementary students. This book is the first in the series, and many students get hooked on reading the series once they read it. Although the...
How to Successfully Prepare for a Substitute

How to Successfully Prepare for a Substitute

How to Successfully Prepare for a Substitute You love your students. You really do. But you don’t love the germs they share with you – or the ones that your own kids bring home.  At some point, you will end up missing a day or two of school.  You might miss due...
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