The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

August 30, 2016
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5 Tools for Spelling Success

It is said that even Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway were challenged with aspects of standard spelling. Standard spelling instruction is most successful when it includes learning a combination of spelling patterns and rules, along with special attention given to … Continue reading

August 24, 2016
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Tips for Breaking through Math Barriers

I remember when I taught first grade a few years ago. It was an exciting time; a time when I learned that mathematics anxieties for teachers — whether home, school, or public — are real. These anxieties may stem from … Continue reading

A picture of a rainforest bulletin board with a toucan.

August 17, 2016
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Rainforest Bulletin Boards

Dress to impress is what my mother always said. I like to apply this concept in my classroom as well. This is why I love Evan-Moor’s Bulletin Boards Every Classroom Needs. It is a simple; no hassle resource for keeping … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
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The Inside Scoop: 5 Ways to Build a Positive Relationship with your Child’s Teacher

Teachers, parents, and students alike anxiously anticipate the first week of school with some trepidation and excitement. As a parent and elementary teacher, I understand the issues that arise at home and in the classroom. School is such an important … Continue reading

August 3, 2016
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Individualize Instruction with Centers

Teachers who incorporate learning centers will tell you that it is a great learning strategy for many reasons. Some of these reasons include: 1) Increase student self-motivation and empower self-monitoring 2) Ability for teacher to integrate small group or individual … Continue reading