I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students. by nichole
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nichole I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
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I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students. by nichole
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nichole I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
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I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students. by Rhiawen
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Rhiawen I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
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Back to School Getting to Know You Task Cards!    Enjoy these 32 getting to know you task cards to engage your students during the first few days of school!  They can be used to play Scoot , in a center, one by one as a whole class...or any other way you dream up! I have included a “Key” that shows all the prompts on one page if you would like to display student answers in the hallway or copy it double sided so that parents can see what each box by urbanmum
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urbanmum Back to School Getting to Know You Task Cards! Enjoy these 32 getting to know you task cards to engage your students during the first few days of school! They can be used to play Scoot , in a center, one by one as a whole class...or any other way you dream up! I have included a “Key” that shows all the prompts on one page if you would like to display student answers in the hallway or copy it double sided so that parents can see what each box
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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These glittery little reward tickets will work so well with any behavior management system! They can be the grand prizes that students earn after accumulating points, cards, or class money from your current system. They can also be the reward system on their own, if you are looking for a new way to reward great behavior. by diane.smith
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diane.smith These glittery little reward tickets will work so well with any behavior management system! They can be the grand prizes that students earn after accumulating points, cards, or class money from your current system. They can also be the reward system on their own, if you are looking for a new way to reward great behavior.
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Top 8 Tips On How To Make Your Child Independent: So how exactly can you make sure you hit the right balance in raising an independent child? Well, here are our top 10 tips to achieve that: by ernestine
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ernestine Top 8 Tips On How To Make Your Child Independent: So how exactly can you make sure you hit the right balance in raising an independent child? Well, here are our top 10 tips to achieve that:
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This blog posts tells you how to make a "mini-lesson" that is only ten minutes long!  I believe this concept could be applied to any subject. by malinda
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malinda This blog posts tells you how to make a "mini-lesson" that is only ten minutes long! I believe this concept could be applied to any subject.
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This blog posts tells you how to make a "mini-lesson" that is only ten minutes long!  I believe this concept could be applied to any subject. by malinda
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malinda This blog posts tells you how to make a "mini-lesson" that is only ten minutes long! I believe this concept could be applied to any subject.
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OPINION WRITING:Have your students follow NINE simple steps to write an interactive opinion piece. Students will have fun while learning or reviewing the key components of the opinion writing genre. This lesson includes step by step directions for the first lesson as well as template manipulatives that can be used throughout the year. ($2) by guadalupe
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guadalupe OPINION WRITING:Have your students follow NINE simple steps to write an interactive opinion piece. Students will have fun while learning or reviewing the key components of the opinion writing genre. This lesson includes step by step directions for the first lesson as well as template manipulatives that can be used throughout the year. ($2)
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The special effects in a haunted house need to be well timed. The best way to do this is to use sensors to detect where your guests are in the haunted house. So I am doing a series of projects that demonstrate a variety of sensors that you can use to automate your haunted house. Last week I showed how to make a simple DIY pressure plate switch. This week, I am going to show you how to make a proximity sensor and how you can implement it to activate special effects. by ora
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ora The special effects in a haunted house need to be well timed. The best way to do this is to use sensors to detect where your guests are in the haunted house. So I am doing a series of projects that demonstrate a variety of sensors that you can use to automate your haunted house. Last week I showed how to make a simple DIY pressure plate switch. This week, I am going to show you how to make a proximity sensor and how you can implement it to activate special effects.
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Want to get started with writing workshop but not sure where to start? Here are seven FAQs about writing workshop that will help you understand how to organize your classroom, manage your students, and create lesson plans. A great way to get started! Free lesson plans and mini lessons to help you! #lessons #writing #middleschool #justaddstudents by anne
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anne Want to get started with writing workshop but not sure where to start? Here are seven FAQs about writing workshop that will help you understand how to organize your classroom, manage your students, and create lesson plans. A great way to get started! Free lesson plans and mini lessons to help you! #lessons #writing #middleschool #justaddstudents
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You aren't going to believe how simple these are to make! They can be necklaces, gift tags, or wine charms! by twila
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twila You aren't going to believe how simple these are to make! They can be necklaces, gift tags, or wine charms!
DIY Crafts
Teaching Students How to Solve Problems Back to school is upon us and it is so important to use those first few weeks to set up your expectations rules and procedures. I always spent time at the beginning of the year teaching problem solving strategies. That way we could refer to them all year long when students were having a social problem at school. In this freebie I've included an anchor chart practice scenarios a checklist and lesson ideas. Click HERE to grab your freebie. back to school b by suzanne
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suzanne Teaching Students How to Solve Problems Back to school is upon us and it is so important to use those first few weeks to set up your expectations rules and procedures. I always spent time at the beginning of the year teaching problem solving strategies. That way we could refer to them all year long when students were having a social problem at school. In this freebie I've included an anchor chart practice scenarios a checklist and lesson ideas. Click HERE to grab your freebie. back to school b
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I think most of us can bear with you the first few times.  After that, I won't mess with you.  Don't make plans with me if you are going to be a flake. by deann
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deann I think most of us can bear with you the first few times. After that, I won't mess with you. Don't make plans with me if you are going to be a flake.
Places and Spaces.
Top 8 Tips To Make Your Child Independent: So how exactly can you make sure you hit the right balance in raising an independent child? Well, here are our top 10 tips to achieve that. by ernestine
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ernestine Top 8 Tips To Make Your Child Independent: So how exactly can you make sure you hit the right balance in raising an independent child? Well, here are our top 10 tips to achieve that.
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You aren't going to believe how simple these are to make! They can be necklaces, gift tags, or wine charms! by jeannie
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jeannie You aren't going to believe how simple these are to make! They can be necklaces, gift tags, or wine charms!
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Teaching kids to tell time past the hour can be challenge but it doesn’t have to be a struggle for you or your students. Learn simple, yet effective ways to make telling time so much easier for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders that make telling time more concrete and fun! These teaching ideas and FREE printable telling time games and activities are ideal for teachers and homeschool parents of first, second and third graders. by desiree
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desiree Teaching kids to tell time past the hour can be challenge but it doesn’t have to be a struggle for you or your students. Learn simple, yet effective ways to make telling time so much easier for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders that make telling time more concrete and fun! These teaching ideas and FREE printable telling time games and activities are ideal for teachers and homeschool parents of first, second and third graders.
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Remember Roseann's Loose Meat Sandwiches? Well here you can learn exactly how to make those delicious sandwiches. They are oh so delicious and easy to make. by ernestine
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ernestine Remember Roseann's Loose Meat Sandwiches? Well here you can learn exactly how to make those delicious sandwiches. They are oh so delicious and easy to make.
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Teaching Rounding. "Rounding is one of those topics that some students instantly "get", while others seem to be lost from the word go. As teachers, it’s obviously our job to make sure all our little lovelies understand how to round. It’s in the common core math standards, but it’s also just a great life skill to have! This is exactly why teaching rounding is so important! I've compiled a few ideas for rounding activities you can do in your classroom" by tanisha
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tanisha Teaching Rounding. "Rounding is one of those topics that some students instantly "get", while others seem to be lost from the word go. As teachers, it’s obviously our job to make sure all our little lovelies understand how to round. It’s in the common core math standards, but it’s also just a great life skill to have! This is exactly why teaching rounding is so important! I've compiled a few ideas for rounding activities you can do in your classroom"
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Are you a teacher looking at creating tolerance in the classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this simple activity! Just spent 30 minutes at the beginning of the year, and you'll have a more tolerant, caring classroom all year long! This will work great with your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students! Click through to see how this can be used during Back to School season or ANY time of year to foster student relationships with one another! by bernadette
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bernadette Are you a teacher looking at creating tolerance in the classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this simple activity! Just spent 30 minutes at the beginning of the year, and you'll have a more tolerant, caring classroom all year long! This will work great with your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students! Click through to see how this can be used during Back to School season or ANY time of year to foster student relationships with one another!
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In light of the recent natural disaster, here are some tips on how to create a survival kit. Make sure you include a first aid kit, some medicines, flashlight, hand warmers, blankets, water and some dry food, etc. Some knives and a lighter are useful as well It should be a kit that can last for at least 2 weeks. You should have this kit ready somewhere so when disaster strikes, you can just grab it and go. Visit the All Secured website at www.allsecured.net for more #safety tips. by melva
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melva In light of the recent natural disaster, here are some tips on how to create a survival kit. Make sure you include a first aid kit, some medicines, flashlight, hand warmers, blankets, water and some dry food, etc. Some knives and a lighter are useful as well It should be a kit that can last for at least 2 weeks. You should have this kit ready somewhere so when disaster strikes, you can just grab it and go. Visit the All Secured website at www.allsecured.net for more #safety tips.
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How can parents prepare for the challenge of raising teen-agers? Here are 5 tips that can help pave the way to enjoy those exciting  - and sometimes difficult - years in a young person's life. by britney
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britney How can parents prepare for the challenge of raising teen-agers? Here are 5 tips that can help pave the way to enjoy those exciting - and sometimes difficult - years in a young person's life.
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Now that Spring's here, your students are getting antsy, and their attention keeps drifting towards the window. You may be antsy yourself, dreaming of Saturday morning when you can finally spend some time in the back yard or at the park. Well, the ladies of the Secondary English Coffee Shop are here to share some of our favorite ways to take English class outside. by edith
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edith Now that Spring's here, your students are getting antsy, and their attention keeps drifting towards the window. You may be antsy yourself, dreaming of Saturday morning when you can finally spend some time in the back yard or at the park. Well, the ladies of the Secondary English Coffee Shop are here to share some of our favorite ways to take English class outside.
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There are clocks that just tell the time in a way that anyone can understand. Then there are those other clocks that make you… by dolores
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dolores There are clocks that just tell the time in a way that anyone can understand. Then there are those other clocks that make you…
Make Up
A lot of people struggle each year to get in shape and get healthy due to the cost of going to a gym. Here are 10 Free Ways To Exercise At Home that are free and simple enough for virtually any skill level. They can also be adapted to include the kids and your spouse so the whole family can be involved. by brittany
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brittany A lot of people struggle each year to get in shape and get healthy due to the cost of going to a gym. Here are 10 Free Ways To Exercise At Home that are free and simple enough for virtually any skill level. They can also be adapted to include the kids and your spouse so the whole family can be involved.
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Teach the digestive system using this very large 3 page digestive system foldable that can be used in an INB or binder. Students will love the space they have to color as well as record all their descriptions. 5 different options are provided for differentiation. Use it as a lesson that can then be used as a graphic organizer for review. by corrine
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corrine Teach the digestive system using this very large 3 page digestive system foldable that can be used in an INB or binder. Students will love the space they have to color as well as record all their descriptions. 5 different options are provided for differentiation. Use it as a lesson that can then be used as a graphic organizer for review.
Color Studies
This is a great lesson if you are a beginner. The Herringbone weave is a versatile and elegant weave with many applications. It looks difficult but it is not! Here I will demonstrate and coach you through a pendant but you can easily make matching ear rings with the tutorial as well. You can use any round or oval shaped flat stone that is drilled from top to bottom with a little wire and a bead for the bail. So not only is it a fun weave to make, it is inexpensive, using very few components. by nelda
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nelda This is a great lesson if you are a beginner. The Herringbone weave is a versatile and elegant weave with many applications. It looks difficult but it is not! Here I will demonstrate and coach you through a pendant but you can easily make matching ear rings with the tutorial as well. You can use any round or oval shaped flat stone that is drilled from top to bottom with a little wire and a bead for the bail. So not only is it a fun weave to make, it is inexpensive, using very few components.
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Bobs are popular all the year round. No matter what season it is, the hairstyles can complete your looks. It is versatile for girls to have bobs. However, a simple bob can’t pair your outfit well sometimes. Today’s post is going to tell you how to style your simple bobs and make prettier hairstyles for … by lesley
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lesley Bobs are popular all the year round. No matter what season it is, the hairstyles can complete your looks. It is versatile for girls to have bobs. However, a simple bob can’t pair your outfit well sometimes. Today’s post is going to tell you how to style your simple bobs and make prettier hairstyles for …
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Here are a few healthy juice diets for weight loss that can help you to lose those extra kilos by VenusV
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VenusV Here are a few healthy juice diets for weight loss that can help you to lose those extra kilos
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Here are 4 simple one-ingredient calm down bottles for the classroom. Put them together and use them when your students need a few minutes to regroup. by anne
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anne Here are 4 simple one-ingredient calm down bottles for the classroom. Put them together and use them when your students need a few minutes to regroup.
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