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January 2017

Five Read Alouds to Celebrate 100 Days of School

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by madison.michell

The 100th day of school is just around the corner! As you collect ideas for crafts, snacks, and fun activities students will participate in this year, take a look at this list of five read alouds and corresponding activities to help you celebrate the day together—and sneak in a little learning along the way!

Setting SMART Goals in the Elementary Classroom

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by madison.michell

The SMART goal setting framework can be put to use in the elementary classroom to help students take ownership of their academic journey and personalize the learning experience. Here's three tips to make it work!

Five Reasons to Incorporate Literacy Stations in Your Elementary Classroom

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by mckenna.wierman@edmentum.com

Literacy stations are a flexible model to help your students to become strong readers by providing meaningful, ongoing practice and application of literacy skills including reading, writing, listening, fluency, and vocabulary.

[Educator Inspiration] Our Favorite Quotes to Kick Off 2017 in the Classroom

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by megan.sternke@edmentum.com

Winter break is coming to an end, the weather is chilly, and educators are facing squirrely students and a new semester. Here are a few of our favorite words-of-wisdom to remind all of you outstanding educators why you do what you do—and why we’re so grateful for you!

Progress Monitoring & Student Agency: Best Practices for Using Portfolios in the Classroom

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by scott.sterling

Portfolios offer a more holistic view of a student’s progress than many other forms of assessment and can be used to capture more learning modalities. Here are four tips to make the most of them in the classroom!

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