The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

May 27, 2015
by jessicaonkenevanmoor

One Teacher’s Story: Using Daily Phonics for Assessment

In my first-grade classroom, I use a variety of Evan-Moor daily practice titles for quick lessons and easy assessments. While I don’t always use the lessons sequentially, I’ve found that these titles are valuable to help students practice a skill … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Encouraging Positive Classroom Behavior—Without Raising Your Voice

At this time in the school year, students are very excited and we can all feel a little burned out! Try some of these classroom tips for effective teaching for a calmer, quieter learning environment. Set Students up for Success … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Emergency Substitute Lesson Plans

All teachers quickly learn that staying home sick is so much more work than just going to school! We’ve all gone into school on days when we know we should have stayed home. But what if it wasn’t so much … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
by Evan-Moor

Do microphones and amplifiers have a place in the elementary classroom?

Twenty-five years ago my husband purchased “deluxe” karaoke equipment. Through my “teacher eyes” I saw a powerful educational tool. Why not use a microphone and amplifier in my classroom? I immediately wrote a small grant; it was awarded, and the … Continue reading