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Teacher Appreciation? Oh, Yes!

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 06/27/14
Teacher Appreciation? Oh, Yes!

Although your students are always near, on your minds and in your hearts, the truth is that you do have lives beyond the classroom. This truth resonated with us here at Teacher Created Materials when reading each of your submissions to our Teacher Appreciation story contest. We salute you, dear teachers, and we thank you.

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Teach Less, Learn More: Building Competency in Essential Math Outcomes

Schools have been attempting to cram more and more content into a typical teaching day, and asking children to learn overwhelming content at younger and younger ages, without taking the time to build the foundational skills needed for learning or behavioral success. Let’s consider a different approach.

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Concept Games and the Standards for Mathematical Practice

In order to meaningfully implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice, teachers need a reasonable and manageable place to begin. We suggest concept games! Mathematics games link the Standards for Mathematical Practice with research-based instructional strategies and conceptual understanding.

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Why Writing Matters

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 05/14/14
Why Writing Matters

What is writing? So asks Kiley Smith, a fifth grader with a voice all her own and a perspective worth sharing. Here’s why writing matters, by Kiley Smith.

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Here's to Mom! Moms and Kids in Children's Literature

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 05/09/14
Here's to Mom! Moms and Kids in Children's Literature

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some wonderful books to celebrate moms and their kids. Read some with your students and suggest some for them to read with their moms. Then, let them make their own Mom and Me picture books!

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Celebrate Earth Day with Word Roots

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.Posted 04/14/14
Celebrate Earth Day with Word Roots

Earth Day is around the corner and is an excellent opportunity to dig into word roots! Here’s an example of how you can use Latin and Greek word roots to celebrate Earth Day while building students’ vocabulary.

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