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interactive-writing

What is Interactive Writing?

Teaching an interactive writing lesson is a versatile way to differentiate and review past literacy skills. This method differs from modeled or shared writing in …

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close-reading

What is Close Reading?

Close reading is exactly as it sounds. It’s reading closely. Students will spend several days on one text, looking at the words the author uses …

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seesaw-app

7 Seesaw App Tips Nobody Told You About

Learn how to teach your students Seesaw with confidence using a FREE Seesaw Scavenger Hunt!

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Building a Classroom Community

Building a positive learning environment begins before the students arrive on the first day. There are many things to consider about your room as a …

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Social Emotional Learning

Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional …

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Top 5 Ice Breaker Games for the start of school

Some great ice breaker ideas for the first day of school. When you have a classroom full of nervous, shy, excited, and terrified little faces …

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Technology

Screencasting 101 For Teachers

Did you ever think you’d be sharing your screen giving tutorials so much? Or at all? I’m pretty techy, but I didn’t even know that …

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Literacy Stations

How To Use A Literacy Stations Planner To Organize Your Small Groups

Hi friends! I’m so excited to share this with you! This is a year in the making, and I’m giving it out to you FOR …

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Reading Stations

7 Fun Sequencing Activities Your Students Need For Virtual Learning

When it comes to sequencing activities, the more interactive the better! You’re going to want your kiddos to understand the importance of putting things in …

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Top 5 Ice Breaker Games for the start of school

Some great ice breaker ideas for the first day of school. When you have a classroom full of nervous, shy, excited, and terrified little faces …

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Writing Stations

5 Easy Ways To Teach Capital Letters That Won’t Leave You In Tears

I love to teach writing! The kids get so excited when they can sit in the author’s chair and share their work. You know what …

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Technology

Making Digital Anchor Charts With The Google Slides App

I have a confession. I love making digital anchor charts! The good old fashioned paper charts are great too, but the problem is that my …

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Rachael's Story

Rachael has over twenty-two years of classroom experience and is the go-to girl for all things digital! She has been lead presenter at the NCTM Council of Mathematics, several Purdue conferences, and has been featured on Kayse Morris’ Teacher TV, and Marissa Rehder’s Teacher Haven Membership. 

Teaching Firsties with Mrs. Hull

Teaching literacy and facilitating literacy stations has been a passion of Rachael's and she wants to help you gain the confidence to use technology in your classroom! Rachael's blog, Teaching Firsties blends literacy and technology with helpful articles for K-2 educators.

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