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5 Easy Ways to Make Worksheets Engaging: Cut Them Up!

Think back to a time when your students were working on a worksheet and you could just feel their boredom permeating the room. There's no shame in this, we've all been there at least once. When I say 'worksheet' I mean good ol' pencil and paper, students independently scribing at their desk (or wobbly chair… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make Worksheets Engaging: Cut Them Up!

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5 Classroom Necessities (You May Not Know You Need)

If you follow me on Instagram (@create_inspire_teach), you know that I'm trying to adhere to a Summer of Less, meaning less meaningless (see what I did there?) stuff that winds up crowding my closet for years only to be given away or thrown out later (read: Too much Target Dollar Spot raiding). I think I've… Continue reading 5 Classroom Necessities (You May Not Know You Need)

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Combat the Testing Blues

If you're my friend on Instagram (Hi, Friend!) then you've probably seen this sketchy looking box pop up a few times. This is my secret weapon to combat the dreaded "testing blues" otherwise known as total-testing-burn-out. It's sad, but oftentimes true... teachers and students face testing burn out after weeks/months of test prep and agonizing… Continue reading Combat the Testing Blues