The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

July 30, 2015
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The All-Important First Day of School

This excerpt from the book, How to Plan Your School Year, may reduce the first-day-of-school jitters and help you establish routines and rules that work for the entire school year. Make the first day of school one that students will … Continue reading

July 20, 2015
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Advice for New Teachers: 5 Ways to Prepare for the School Year

If you’re a first-time teacher, I have a few tips to help you get ready for the first day of school: Pre-assess: Assessment drives instruction. Figure out how you will pre-assess your students. Find out if the district has a … Continue reading

July 8, 2015
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How to Recognize Signs of Dyscalculia and Help Students with this Math Learning Disability

When I was in grade school, I had one hard and fast rule: Practice makes perfect. If I wasn’t good at something quite yet, I kept at it. I was an avid reader and writer and approached math with the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
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The ONE Thing You Should Do to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

This simple advice on kindergarten readiness comes from a kindergarten teacher: “Of all the activities to get your child ready for kindergarten, the single most important thing you can do is to READ!” Modeling reading and reading with your child … Continue reading