America Recycles Day

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It seems that every day of the year has a special event, although most are relatively obscure. For example, these events all take place this November 15 according to the National Day Calendar: National Bundt (Pan) Day National Philanthropy Day National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day National Raisin Bran Cereal … read more »


Gamify Learning with Symbaloo Lesson Plans

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Are you incorporating game-based learning activities into your classroom? Perhaps you are familiar with Symbaloo to use as a bookmarking tool, but did you know that Symbaloo has a new lesson planning site that turns activities into a game-like simulation? You can find the TeachersFirst review of Symbaloo Lesson Plans here, or go directly to … read more »


Have You Heard? If they can do the worksheet, they don’t need it…

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It is the start of a new school year. May this be your most wonder-filled, rewarding and empowering yet. At the beginning of each new year, we plan — we plan for the use of instructional strategies that have improved student learning in the past, and we plan for the implementation of newly acquired strategies as … read more »


Start Your Year Strong with 3 Personalized Learning Tools

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The start of a new school year brings excitement to both students and teachers. This is the perfect time to share and implement personalized learning tools for your students. Many different sites offer differentiated learning activities and tips. The hard part is finding out what works for both of you. Take a look at these three new tools that personalize … read more »


Chill Out! 2 Easy Tools for Stress Reduction

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Are there times during the school year when you or your students stress out? There is no wonder why. Teachers strive to keep up with daily classroom activities along with paper work, interaction with parents and administrators, and adherence to an ever-growing list of new standards and regulations. Students are under pressure to keep up … read more »