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From Teaching is Elementary - May 08, 2017
Fourth Grade Friends Fourth grade is one of those pivotal years when it comes to friendships! Some students have been friends for many years, meeting...
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From Teaching is Elementary - February 27, 2016
Do you remember when your friend moved away in grade school?  Or maybe YOU were the one that moved away during those elementary school years.  I ca...
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From Teaching is Elementary - September 27, 2015
Building and fostering a " Growth Mindset " doesn't happen overnight.   The year began with several activities to help inspire the idea that "intell...
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From Teaching is Elementary - February 15, 2015
Twenty years ago "Active Shooter Training" would not have been a topic for a school's in-service day for teachers.   Unfortunately, with so many sho...
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From Teaching is Elementary - November 09, 2014
At the 2014 MassCUE conference held at Gillette Stadium in October, I attended a session presented by  +Greg Kulowiec   on "Advanced iPad Video Cre...
From Teaching is Elementary - August 07, 2014
In part 1 of my series " Elementary Science Resources - Part 1 ," I mentioned a site that I hope to use this from Mystery Science .  While that alon...
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From Teaching is Elementary - December 08, 2013
"Ms. Albert, says, that everything we do goes out, like a ripple into the world." This excerpt is from the book, Each Kindness , written by Jacquelin...
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From Teaching is Elementary - October 01, 2013
Each day the students at our school (like many other children across the country) recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each day.  Not...
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From Teaching is Elementary - April 30, 2017
MedfieldDLD Promo A few weeks back I attended a conference in a neighboring district, #MedfieldDLD (Medfield Digital Learning Day!) It was a day fill...
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From Teaching is Elementary - February 20, 2016
When it comes to reading, what's better than sinking your teeth into a good book?   For me, and for many others, it would be sharing our thoughts an...
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From Teaching is Elementary - June 07, 2015
Grade 4 Class of 2006-2007 As teachers we often wonder if we "make a difference" in the lives of our students.   (In reality and in our hearts we kn...
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From Teaching is Elementary - February 09, 2015
It's the age old problem:  What do you do with 1 iPad (or in my case, TWO) and a room full of 4th graders? (Had this same question when I had only o...
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From Teaching is Elementary - October 05, 2014
More and more we are asking students to solve complex math problems.   Along the way we do a lot to help them become successful.  We incorporate th...
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From Teaching is Elementary - August 02, 2014
My Students' Favorite Experiment: Making it Rain "Science is a Verb!" That has been my motto for many of the 25 years of my teaching career.  Althou...
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From Teaching is Elementary - November 24, 2013
Adding words to Keep it or Junk it List While writing my post about the Scoot game last week, I stumbled upon a new activity shared by Mrs. White, a ...
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From Teaching is Elementary - August 11, 2013
" Have you backed up your information to the cloud or your computer? " questioned the AT&T customer service representative.  This after my iPhone wa...
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From Teaching is Elementary - February 13, 2017
            Why is it that some problems are more engaging than others? You know the kind I'm talking about...the kind where kids WANT to work ...
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From Teaching is Elementary - January 10, 2016
Thank You notes to Donors of WalkKits A couple years ago @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis, published a blog post titled,  Why Teachers Should Help Lead a...
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From Teaching is Elementary - April 24, 2015
After our initial experience with Building a Sail Car ( read about it here ) my students (and I) were HOOKED with these building challenges! I knew I...
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From Teaching is Elementary - December 29, 2014
Fisher School Reunion #2 (Dec. 2014) Another year is just about on the books, but it wouldn't have been complete without our "2nd Fisher School Reuni...
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From Teaching is Elementary - September 28, 2014
Talk about seeing the world up close! This past week our school had the opportunity to get their hands AND their feet on the Giant National Geographi...
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From Teaching is Elementary - July 17, 2014
Newcomer, Novice, Tenderfoot, Greenhorn, Rookie - Yup, that?s me...I was an ISTE ?First Timer? and quite excited about it!  I thought I'd share my t...
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From Teaching is Elementary - November 17, 2013
Scoot in the Classroom - A Favorite SCOOT! The students in my class LOVE hearing that word (or variations like Scooch, Scurry, Skedaddle during the g...
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From Teaching is Elementary - July 17, 2013
Just finished reading this post by my sister who is in Real Estate: What Does Your Email Name Say About You?     In the post she receives an email ...
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From Teaching is Elementary - October 18, 2015
"I feel pumped up now!" shared Domenic after our first official Walking Classroom  (TWC) lesson.  Other student comments included: "I'm more awake ...
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From Teaching is Elementary - March 08, 2015
Materials Used in Creation of Sail Car Back in February I received an email from Catherine Logue, Associate Editor, Scholastic Instructor asking if I...
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From Teaching is Elementary - November 23, 2014
Every now and then we all need a second chance !  Wait til you see the difference another chance made! We recently finished a Unit on Place Value in...
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From Teaching is Elementary - September 14, 2014
We all know the first day of school is special no matter what! But this first day was extra special - for the teacher! Each year before our students ...
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From Teaching is Elementary - December 31, 2013
On a cold, rainy, Sunday evening about 40 former students of the Fisher Elementary School, Walpole, MA joined 7 former teachers to celebrate an incre...
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From Teaching is Elementary - October 20, 2013
October is Connected Educator's Month and I just arrived home after a great experience at the Edscape Conference held in New Milford, New Jersey.   ...
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