Organize Your Classroom with These Colorful FREEBIES!

  Teachers, what’s better than being organized  and being CUTE?  Pretty much nothing! Loving organization “stuff” has been in our “teacher blood” for as long as there have been teachers!   We really do LOVE forms, files, folders, cubbies, checklists, paperclips….oh, I could go on and on…. ….on and on, forever…. Not only do teachers love […] Read more…

You Oughta Know…. Metacognition and FREEBIE!

Metacognition.   Of course ALL teachers know metacognition, but do we really know how to teach metacognition? How do I get what’s going on in my brain out “there” for the kiddos to see, understand, and actually be able to use for themselves? Modeling what, how, and why we are thinking what we are thinking […] Read more…

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Improve Student’s Comprehension {Text Connections} and FREEBIE!

Let’s talk about…Modeling METACOGNITION and making TEXT CONNECTIONS while reading.  Both of these strategies are some of the most proven strategies we can use to teach comprehension.   While this is pretty easy to say, it is not always so easy to get our students to actually put those connections in place and think deeply about the […] Read more…

6 Steps to Better Parent Communication & FREE FORM!

  Build Your Parent – Teacher Communication with this FREEBIE!   If you are looking to form a more supportive partnership with your students’ parents, the number one thing you can possibly do is COMMUNICATE with them.  The sooner you begin a positive communication plan with them, the BETTER! Here are my TOP 6 ways to […] Read more…

Get Your Students Engaged with this FREEBIE!

Fun teaching strategies to engage your students.  TeacherKarma.com Reaching all of the students in our classroom has always been at the top of our teaching lists. The question is how do reach those kiddos that really don’t want to be reached? Teachers can do three simple things to engage even the the most resistant students. […] Read more…

Reading is Thinking! FREE Download!

I have to admit that when I first began teaching, I honestly had NO idea that you had to teach kiddos how to think in their brain….to my credit, it was 17 years ago…   YIKES!, was it really 17 years ago? Teaching kids how to THINK can be a very complex and lengthy process. […] Read more…

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