The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

April 16, 2015
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Seasonal Activities

My favorite part of school was always the festive decorations. As seasons changed, my classrooms’ décor did, too. When I began my work in after-school programs, I found that it was quite natural to structure themed activities around the seasons, … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
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Catching Leprechauns – Kindergarten Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Trapping magical leprechauns appeals to the imagination of young children. My teenage children still remember the delight in finding their kindergarten classroom turned upside down by mischievous leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. Their kindergarten teacher created memorable traditions around St. … Continue reading

June 4, 2014
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Lesson Roundup: Activities for the End of the School Year and Summer Learning

Whether you’re looking for a quality lesson to fill a gap in your lesson plan or an educational activity to keep your child learning over the summer, use this blog as a resource! This “lesson roundup” features Joy of Teaching … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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Reflections on the Joy of Teaching

On June 11, 2012, Evan-Moor lost co-founder and innovative educator Joy Evans. Joy and her teaching partner, Jo Ellen Moore, founded Evan-Moor Educational Publishers in 1979—with Joy’s brother, Bill Evans—after creating effective classroom materials to help their struggling students learn … Continue reading