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Printable Downloads & Boom Cards for Hispanic Heritage Month

This year seems like a it has a million days in it, but somehow Hispanic Heritage Month has still managed to sneak up on me! So I'm turning to printable downloads or online activities to use with my son. This year, I've only had time to create one new resource, but it is great for distance learners. My Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Passages & Comprehension Boom Cards are easy to use while still rich in content. You can purchase them on TpT or directly from my shop in Boom Learning.This is the latest one I've made and is only in English (Spanish is forthcoming when I get some time). But I have several others in both languages available.Are you new to...

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Robert J Marzano’s strategy for teachers

  I believe teachers and administrators can benefit from Marzano’s teaching strategies. We need to give our students the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond. On 16.8.2020 Dr.Sam Bommarito tweeted the following.  In short, research will never be able to identify instructional strategies that will work with every student in every class. The best research can do is tell us which strategies have a chance (that is high probability) of working well with students. Individual classroom teachers must determine which strategies to employ with the right students at the right time. In fact, a good part of effective teaching is an art – hence the title The Art and Science of Teaching. (Robert J Marzano)...

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BVSD teachers create video library to prepare for remote learning

When Boulder Valley elementary students start school next week online, they may have some virtual guest teachers helping them learn literacy and math. Thirty-two Boulder Valley teachers worked during the summer to record more than 1,100 videos covering the first trimester of the literacy and math elementary curriculum, including about 300 videos recorded in Spanish. “We talked about what we need to do to better support our teachers and our students, what do students need that’s different than what we did in the spring,” said Nick Vanderpol, principal at Boulder’s Foothill Elementary. “Teachers can decide how they want to use the videos. There’s a lot of flexibility.” Vanderpol, who led the video project, said the goal was direct instruction that’s...

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Writing with Ease Review

Writing with Ease is a writing curriculum for grades 1-4. You can use it with great flexibility. If your child is still learning how to form letters in first grade, you can start Writing with Ease in second grade. Writing with Ease, level 1 You can get all four volumes, but even the curriculum author will tell you the fourth volume is not necessary. By the time you have gone through the first three volumes, your child will be ready for the Logic Stage. As such, you can move into Writing with Skill. I will cover Writing with Skill in a different post. Yesterday, I reviewed Writing with Ease in a Facebook Live event. Watch the recording below. If you...

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