This FREE place value guide includes a ton of ideas, place value lessons, essential skills, book list, free activities, and more!

The Complete Guide to Place Value Lessons

I always start the year with teaching place value, whether I'm teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade! I compiled a ton of ideas, an introductory lesson, essential skills, book list, freebies …

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These strategies, tips, and resources for student engagement are a must to increase student engagement and motivation in upper elementary.

Tips for Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation

I'll never forget my first year teaching (for a lot of reasons!).  I was fretting over my first formal observation when someone joked about them all being dog and pony …

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5 classroom tips for enrichment and differentiation for gifted learners, which is just as important as accommodations for struggling learners.

Differentiating and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners

We often have meetings and professional development about helping struggling learners, but I’ve found that it’s rare to talk about differentiation for gifted learners. While helping our struggling learners is …

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Here are numerous ways to teach and reinforce factors and multiples, as well as math facts, in 4th and 5th grade

Factors, Multiples, and Math Facts… oh my!

Working with factors and multiples is an important upper elementary skill that helps students solidify number relationships. However, it isn’t a skill that comes easily for all students. Here are …

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Learn how to use podcasts in the classroom to challenge students' listening skills, and integrate content related skills too.

Incorporating Podcasts in the Classroom

Have you ever wondered how you could bring podcasts into your classroom? Using podcasts in the classroom has gained popularity over the past few years and with good reason! They …

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The best teacher hacks, classroom organization tips, classroom systems, and classroom management strategies from upper elementary teachers.

The Ultimate List of Teacher Hacks

After you’ve been in the classroom for a few years, you pick up teacher hacks and strategies for classroom management that make you think – how did I ever live …

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