The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

April 30, 2014
by Evan-Moor

Autism Awareness – Behavior Checkpoints for Teachers

As a mother of two sons with autism, my friend Laura knows the challenges that children with autism face in the classroom. The difficulty sitting for long periods of time, the shrill sound of a pencil sharpener, the smells of … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
by Evan-Moor

Using Mystery for “Tell a Story Day”

Most students cannot resist a good mystery—it brings out their natural curiosity and inspires creativity. Mysteries can serve as great story starters for celebrating “Tell a Story Day” or a creative writing assignment. Story starters using The Mysteries of Harris … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by Evan-Moor

“Knock One out of the Park” with Baseball-Themed Lessons and Activities

Major League Baseball (MLB) season is underway across the country, and no matter which team you root for, baseball-themed activities provide a fun way to teach core skills. April 15 marks Jackie Robinson Day, commemorating April 15, 1947—the day Robinson … Continue reading

April 11, 2014
by Evan-Moor
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10 Tips for Avoiding the Summer Brain Drain

Summer vacation is fast approaching. How do you balance summer fun with enrichment for your children? This blog presents some ideas on keeping learning alive over the summer months. Let’s start with the facts on summer learning loss: All young … Continue reading