Management Posts

Math Workshop Series: Math with Tools/Tech/Problem Solving

Math Workshop Series: Math with Tools/Tech/Problem Solving

The focus of this station in the Math Workshop is higher-order thinking and concrete application of math skills. This will be developed differently in each grade level.   This station has three names because there is a progression that takes place as students move...

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Math Workshop Series: Math with Someone

Math Workshop Series: Math with Someone

After kids understand how to do Math with a Teacher and Math by Myself, Math with Someone is the next thing we introduce as we set up the Math Workshop.  While you are introducing Math Workshop, the students will be divided evenly between the two stations, but during...

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Math Workshop Series: Math by Myself

Math Workshop Series: Math by Myself

After spending time with you in Math with a Teacher, students need time to practice what they’ve learned while the lesson is fresh, and so The Math by Myself station is a logical next step. As we mentioned in our previous post on Math with a Teacher, you will start...

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Math Workshop Series: Math with a Teacher

Math Workshop Series: Math with a Teacher

Our first stop in the Math Workshop rotation is Math with a Teacher! Math with a Teacher is a time for guided instruction in a small group. Just like during guided reading, we want to be aware of the skill sets of the students in our groups. You will probably have...

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Two Ways to Use Fidgets Successfully in the Classroom

Two Ways to Use Fidgets Successfully in the Classroom

Many times, your students with ADHD or sensory disorders can multitask, or have something in their hands, to promote focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Fidgets, when used appropriately, are an excellent way to help students self-regulate in the...

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The Secret to Classroom Management

The Secret to Classroom Management

Guest Post by Bob Sornson, Early Learning Foundation There is a secret to classroom management.  You won’t find it in most of the books on classroom discipline or the endless lists of classroom management tips.  Here is a hint:  It is far more important than any...

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