Want to motivate learners and make lessons memorable? Incorporate the occasional costume to drive your message home. Teach as an atom, a pioneer or as Rosie the Riveter.

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DAY 4: TEGU Blocks

Posted on December 05, 2011 in News

My kindergarten and first grade teacher friends rave about TEGU building blocks. If you have not tried them yourself, it is a “must” on your next trip to the neighborhood toy shop.

The original TEGU set contains 4 shapes (cube, short plank, long plank, and a thicker piece that is called “candy …

DAY 3: Dry Erase Rolls

Posted on December 03, 2011 in News

Want to bring a little fun into the classroom? Let students break the rules and write on the furniture for a lesson, day, or for an entire unit by spreading dry erase paper on your tables or on individual student desktops.

DAY 2: Visual Timers

Posted on December 03, 2011 in News

Visual timers are a great gift for teachers and for children themselves. Educators can use these as a classroom management tool.

They are perfect for young children, and a fun (and effective) novelty item for middle and high school classrooms too. At home, they can be used to teach time management, set …

DAY 1: “You’re Going to Love This Kid” DVD and Professional Development Kit

Posted on December 02, 2011 in News

So, my face is just a bit red as I recommend my own film, You’re Going to Love This Kid, on day one- LOL!

It was so exciting to see the finished product after over three years of planning, organization, and collaboration.

12 Days of Gift Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms

Posted on December 02, 2011 in News

Today begins my 12-day series of gift recommendations for the season. Most of the ideas are related to classrooms and education, but many will also work well in the home. I am starting early in the month because I want to give you all time to browse the net and fill your virtual shopping carts. …

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