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Nov 27, 2019 jjamison

Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students

Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills.

The Bill of Rights Through the Lens of Dystopian Tales

One teacher offers a guide to help students compare the freedoms lost in dystopian novels with the freedoms secured by the Bill of Rights.

How to Use Dictation in Spelling Instruction

Though it's sometimes seen as old-fashioned, dictation can be useful in teaching early elementary students to spell.

How to Promote Social, Emotional, and Character Development

There's no need for funding or special training to bring these approaches and strategies into your classroom right away.

Teaching Close Reading to Elementary Students

A third-grade teacher shares a simple step-by-step guide for close reading instruction.

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