Teaching Students to Self-Evaluate

I am always thinking of ways to improve my craft as a teacher. At the end of each two-week unit, I reflect on my teaching.…

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Targeting High Achievers in Middle School Math

In every classroom, there are students with varying levels of understanding regardless of the content. Teachers have a enormous task of reaching all those levels…

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Five Ways to Increase Students’ NWEA Math Scores

I believe every teacher wants to see their students grow. Students’ growth make us feel like our work is not in vain. Their growth validates…

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Don’t Start Your School Year Without …

Bloom’s Taxonomy Math Prompts Many authors write materials for teachers to use Bloom’s Taxonomy during Reading. From this, teachers create activities for students to complete…

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NWEA Fusion 2015 Conference – RIT 101

I had the pleasure of attending the Fusion 2015 Conference in Chicago, IL on July 7th – 9th. The conference increased my understanding of the…

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NWEA Resources

Although I provide quality instruction (tooting my own horn … lol), I like to provide my students with multiple resources to prepare them for the…

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Week in Review

I like for students to be able to see how everything we do within a week is connecting together. All too often, students assume they…

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Vocabulary Development

The Frayer Model has been used on cards for years by teachers to help develop students’ vocabulary. I have found that students have a hard…

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Current Events

Now that I am teaching Social Studies (or Social Science as CPS calls it), I feel that it is only appropriate for a middle schooler…

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