#### Motivating Struggling Readers

Have you ever read a book that redefined how you taught? A few years ago I read “The Book Whisperer” by Donalyn Miller and have wanted to put some of…

#### Line Start Spot – A Lining Up Bright Idea

Okay. This bright idea is a quick tip to use when having kids line up. I get irritated when kids are lined up and someone is trying to enter or leave…

#### Free Valentine’s Digital Paper…in January?!

I’ve been procrastinating working on some digital papers for Valentine’s Day and thought I’d give you a sneak peek. I’m supposed to be working on second nine weeks progress reports,…

#### Tech Tips for Basic Facts

Welcome to the “Just the Math Facts” blog hop! I sincerely hope you find something helpful for teaching basic math facts on this hop. 🙂 Do you remember how you…

#### Kids’ DIY Multiplication Charts

It is my belief that my kids who struggle with math do so for four reasons: poor vocabulary, difficulties with reading comprehension, low math reasoning skills, and not knowing their basic…

#### Heads Up Review

Is “Heads Up, Seven Up” educational? It is the way I play it! Before I explain how I tweaked the game to make it educational, let me make sure you…

#### Grids and Columns in Math

Here is a simple, bright idea to use when teaching math that works for every grade. Many kiddos struggle with lining up numbers in their math problems. They might struggle…