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Doing Too Much…

Doing Too Much…

Do you ever feel that as teachers and parents we do too much for kids? With the best of intentions, we sometimes for our kids what our kids could do on their own.

Learned dependency is the unfortunate result.

Must Have Resources

Must Have Resources

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Student to Student Respect

Student to Student Respect

Every classroom. Every school. Everywhere. Treating each other with respect creates a classroom climate where students feel safe taking risks, expressing opinions, doing something that is different from what other classmates may be doing.

Valuing the Individual

Valuing the Individual

There are countless opportunities to celebrate learning. A bulletin board in the classroom is a great way to recognize students for their unique gifts.

Tame the Paper Monster

Tame the Paper Monster

Many students have a paper problem. It’s all over the place- crumpled in the bottom of the backpack, strewn in a locker, stuffed into books and falling out of folders. Loose papers confuse, distract and overwhelm the student. The most important rule of paper organization is: No Loose Papers! One of the best ways that I have found [...]

Clip it to the Clipboard

Clip it to the Clipboard

When faced with more than one task, some students are overwhelmed and flit from one thing to another like a hummingbird. Everything gets started but nothing gets finished. A simple strategy for written work is to put the study guide, worksheet, or other paper-pencil task on a clipboard. This signals to the student, “Do this [...]

Clear the Workspace to Increase Focus

Clear the Workspace to Increase Focus

Think about the student’s workspace at school or at home. Only what the student is working on at that time should be visible. Anything else distracts. Encourage the student to remove books and papers from other subjects not related to the immediate task. Put materials that are not needed under the desk or on a [...]

Free Shipping on the Teachers Toolbox

Free Shipping on the Teachers Toolbox

Yes! The Teacher’s Toolbox for Differentiating Instruction- 700 Strategies, Tips, Tools and Techniques is available at $39.95 Order here or call Linda Tilton at Covington Cove Publications Toll Free 1-888-LEARN-11 or Email: Lindatilton@covingtoncove.com

Help Your Child Develop Healthy Math Study Habits At Home

Help Your Child Develop Healthy Math Study Habits At Home

I can think of no other subject area that carries with it such strong feelings for parents as they talk about helping with homework.