Cross Curricular Connections Posts

Guest Blog: Reading Strategies in Math Class?

Guest Blog: Reading Strategies in Math Class?

Guest Post by Jana Hazekamp, Math Educational Consultant & Coach Reading strategies in math class?  Absolutely! Many years ago I was considering how I might continue to build my repertoire of strategies for teaching math and helping my students become...

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Spelling Inside Out: Developing Visual Memory

Spelling Inside Out: Developing Visual Memory

Ask kids what they had for dinner yesterday – they probably can’t remember! The ever-increasing amount of screen-time definitely has an adverse impact on students’ lives and it is quite damaging to their development of visual memory. Because visual memory has a profound effect on student development, we want it to be strong as we start to look at spelling.

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Children at Play: Putting Play Back in Education

Children at Play: Putting Play Back in Education

I go into hundreds of classrooms a year, and I find the kindergarten classrooms to be the most interesting.  At one time, we thought kindergarten was going to be a great, developmentally appropriate idea for our youngest students. I was part of the planning...

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