Online Math Manipulatives

Online math manipulatives have saved me on more than one occasion. We have all been in this situation. The bell rings… you have everything ready for that math lesson… but you just need to borrow some (insert math manipulatives) from the teacher next door. But wait!! She teaches math at the same time as

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Why Routines are More Important Now than Ever

It’s late. I’m exhausted. But, I know that if I don’t keep myself distracted by something useful, like writing on my blog… I will go down a rabbit hole of social media coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been quiet on my blog. Life was busy. Like many people, I was hoping for

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The Benefits of Using Music in the Classroom

Music has a way of touching people much more profoundly than just words alone. The rhythm, melody and shared experience of singing together capture our brains and souls. Many teachers use music in the classroom as a technique to bring a fun, enjoyable element to their teaching. But, singing at school is much MORE

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Spiral the Ontario Math Curriculum: A Quick & Easy Solution

Before I delve into HOW to Spiral the Ontario Math Curriculum, I thought I should talk about WHAT it is and WHY it’s so important. WHAT does it mean to “Spiral the Math Curriculum?” In a nutshell, to spiral the Ontario Math Curriculum simply means that you are  continually reviewing previously taught material versus teaching one

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20 Ways to Use Polaroids in the Classroom

Why use Polaroids in the classroom? I am a HUGE believer in using visuals when teaching. If you know me, you know that nearly EVERY single teaching resource I have ever created is packed with visuals. Pictures help students grasp difficult concepts with ease while making learning fun! If you have a Polaroid camera you

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