Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)

I LOVE precision requests. I might even like the name more than the actual action. I am going to say a precise request with power behind it. Doesn't it give you the teacher shivers a little bit? Okay, maybe it doesn't, but it should. And it can! Awesome teachers use these instead of reprimands because … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)

The Best Universal Templates and Word Banks for Creating IEP Goals

Writing IEP goals can be very difficult to continually write. Especially if you are a general education teacher who is asked to write one. It can be daunting! Well this list is to help you find your scripts. I do not intend for this list to be copied exactly. Everything needs to be tailored for … Continue reading The Best Universal Templates and Word Banks for Creating IEP Goals

How To Actually Teach Your Kids About Recycling And Conservation

A lot of stuff we think know about recycling is outdated or incomplete, or we hear or read one part of the recycling picture and hang our hats on that alone. Our relationship with the planet is complicated. There is rarely one right way to solve a problem... in fact, problems often need several solutions. … Continue reading How To Actually Teach Your Kids About Recycling And Conservation

50 Outdoor and Nature Inspired Learning Activities For Preschoolers

I have LOVED creating this list! I am currently working on an outdoor preschool curriculum and found/came up with all these cute ideas. Once my curriculum is completed, I will let you know! In the mean time, check out these 50 (plus a few) nature learning activities that you can do with your preschooler! Colors … Continue reading 50 Outdoor and Nature Inspired Learning Activities For Preschoolers

3rd Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

If we lived in a world where people had super powers, mine would be writing IEP goals in no time flat. While that super power really won't save the day, it may save YOU some time. These goals are separated into the 3 main reading sections and quoted straight from the Common Core Standards. Remember, … Continue reading 3rd Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

8 Pieces Of Data That Parents Miss On greatschools.org (Infographic)

This infographic is a follow up to a recent article published on Enable Teachers titled: This Is What Parents Need To Know About greatschools.org Ratings. After talking with several parents about the article, many said they did not know about the various data that greatschools.org used in their ratings. Additionally, parents did not understand how … Continue reading 8 Pieces Of Data That Parents Miss On greatschools.org (Infographic)

How To Create An Explicit Writing Curriculum or Unit

Explicit writing instruction is hard to come by. Historically, teachers have encouraged students to write and read more to become better writers. That definitely is true, but for a large portion of our young writers, they need more explicit or direct instruction. Telling students how to write is not considered explicit instruction. Explicit instruction is … Continue reading How To Create An Explicit Writing Curriculum or Unit