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Classroom Review Strategies

In my district, returning from spring break marks the beginning of the fourth marking period; the final countdown to summer vacation. Teachers and students alike look forward to school’s off season.  Yet, before we can cross the finish line, there is one final obstacle to hurdle - testing season.


As we approach the end of the year, the following review strategies should prove helpful, and even fun, no matter the grade level or content area in which you teach.

Differentiated Instruction

It was almost 20 years ago that I attended a National Endowment for the Humanities program for teaching Shakespeare through performance as an inner city high school teacher. It was at this institute that I learned how critically important it was for students to learn creatively and kinesthetically.

Teacher Facts

With public education currently under attack from many different sides, it is important that we as educators, become advocates for our profession.  We need to arm ourselves with the facts, with why we should be proud of what we do, and how well we do it. With that in mind, here is a list of ten interesting facts that teachers should be proud of.  Read them for yourself…and then share them with everyone you know!

Special Ed Apps

Since iPads are are relatively easy to use and don't have a significant demand on fine motor schools, they are becoming increasing popular for instruction of our students with special needs. 


Here are my five favorite language development apps that benefit all children but are particularly useful for reaching and teaching students with special needs.

YouTube in Schools

YouTube has been an educational resource with tremendous potential that teachers have been wanting to tap into for years. School bans and content concerns have gotten in the way… until now.


With YouTube for Schools, school can block the main YouTube site while giving teachers and students access to educational videos for free.


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