Creative Writing: 5 Classic Poems That Will Inspire Your Students

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Tweet Need a poem to spark your students’ interests?  Here are a handful of ideas for all ages from Louise Blake.  Try them out and let us know what you think.  Better yet, add some other great poem titles to try!  ~EMP Some of the earliest stories I recall learning were in the form of […]

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Blendoku App for Mixing Colors

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Tweet Today I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic app and great new game, Blendoku.  It’s a fun way to play with colors and learn about how they can mix together and are related to one another.  My first time playing, I was hooked and shortly after, my 7-year-old son found it on my […]

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5 Poetic Forms That Are Perfect for the Classroom

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Tweet Have you flicked through the most popular children’s books at your local bookstore or library recently? If you have, chances are you noticed that most of them, especially the ones for much younger readers, are written in rhyming verse of one style or another. Poetry is a great way of teaching and subsequently encouraging […]

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Web Conferencing—an Aid for Learning

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Tweet Web Conferencing has so many purposes in education today.  Enjoy today’s guest post which explores a few of them!  ~EMP In today’s technologically advanced world, people can be reached anytime and anywhere. With web conference services, not only do businesses are given the chance to benefit from them but professional educators and students as […]

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It’s Always Worth it in the End

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Tweet  It’s a hassle. It’s bad timing. It’s even frustrating at times. But when it’s all said and done, it’s always worth it in the end. You know what I mean?  The big projects, the big performances, the big events that you might do year after year.  When you are in the thick of it, […]

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Digging Deep with Drama

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Tweet The Wax Museum project has become quite the tradition and expectation in our fourth grade.  For over twelve years, the fourth graders at Cashman Elementary School have been researching about a famous person who has  made an impact on society, creating a poster to represent their life, dressing like the person and giving a […]

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Get Kids Writing – Poetry

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Tweet Poetry, it’s powerful. But to some it makes them powerless. Left there with just a pencil they feel they have nothing to write. But there are so many ways and so many things that can be written and can be done. As a teacher, the first thing is to write yourself. You know – […]

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5 Reasons to LOVE April

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Tweet It’s April!!!  YAY!  I love April.  There is so much happening that you can take advantage of as an educator.  Let’s count the ways. 1) Let’s start with POETRY highlights! 4+1 Reasons to Get Poetry into Your Classroom Poetry is great!  ‘Come on, don’t you agree?  Poetry can be sweet and rhyme-y or in-your-face  […]

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Why You Should Start Teaching Languages Through Song

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Tweet Music forms a part of daily life for most people, regardless of which corner of the world we’re from. It has the power to break down cultural barriers, uniting us all over a shared love for art and creative expression (Gangnam Style, anyone?) Listening to music whilst studying can also improve your concentration skills […]

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