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WORKING MEMORY BEST SELLER! These 15 research-based brain games are designed to improve kids' working memory in five minutes of partner game play daily for just 9 weeks! If you've ever complained that students lack the following skills, an
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GROWTH MINDSET BEST SELLER! This growth mindset resource includes EVERYTHING you need to teach about growth mindset in a meaningful way! Imagine if your class was full of students who would: * Be willing to try new things * Stick with hard tasks
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BEST SELLER AND NOW EDITABLE!! If differentiating and grading student work is taking hours and you don't have time to reflect on whether the class is really "getting it", this system can make your assessment more effective and efficient! I
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BEST SELLER!! Does it seem like you give students the same generic compliments on their writing over and over? Do you struggle to find kind, supportive ways to suggest improvements? Have you given up on detailed feedback because it's just too
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BEST SELLER!! This product has 14 printable cards with question stems and prompts TEACHERS can ask during problem solving activities to promote critical thinking skills. By integrating these open-ended questions into your daily math instruction and
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This product features printable cards with discussion/reflection questions that teachers can ask to promote each of the CCSS math practices, plus prompts that tie all the math practices together! Looking for a version that students can use during
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These 12 games have everything you need for teaching fifth grade fractions for only $1 each! There are 1-3 games for each Common Core standard (5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.5, 5.NF.B.6, 5.NF.B.7), covering key concepts such
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Clean Desk Anchor Chart: This file contains 8 versions of a clean desk diagram and a three pages of teaching ideas to help you teach your expectations for student desk organization! Since posting a photo of my hand-drawn clean desk anchor chart on
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Does it take you hours to grade a stack of student essays? Is your grading system too subjective and confusing? These one trait (or single trait) rubrics will help you refine your writing instruction, help students better understand characteristics
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How can we as teachers acknowledge kids' good choices in the classroom simply and easily? How can we show appreciation to children who are respectful and hardworking on a daily basis? For me, one of the simplest solutions has been the use of
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These 14 games have everything you need for teaching fourth grade fractions and decimals for $1 each! There are 2 games for each Common Core standard (4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.3, 4.NF.B.4, 4.NF.C.5, 4.NF.C.6, 4.NF.C.7) covering key concepts such
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These 10 games have everything you need for teaching third grade fractions for only $1 each! There are multiple games for each Common Core standard (3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.3), covering key concepts such as: -Parts of a whole -Parts of a
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These EDITABLE multiplication games can be used as math centers, in-class math partner games, or for FUN math fact practice homework assignments! KIT stands for "Kids Into Thinking". These multiplication games can be used as math centers, in-class
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These 7 games have everything you need for teaching CCSS-aligned third grade geometry for only $1 each! There are 3-4 games for each geometry Common Core standard (3.G.A.1 and 3.G.A.2) focusing on exploration of plane shapes and dividing plane
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These six games cover every CCSS-aligned fifth grade operations and algebraic thinking topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the 5.OA.A.1, 5.OA.A.2, and 5.OA.B.3, standards, including skills such as: • Using parentheses, brackets, and braces
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These 8 games have everything you need for teaching CCSS-aligned fourth grade geometry for only $1 each! There are 2-3 games for each geometry Common Core standard (4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3) covering key outcomes on geometric shapes such
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Does lesson planning take you HOURS? Are you spending way too much time thinking up or searching out a creative, engaging way for kids to practice what they’ve learned? Have your students lost interest in school because you're forced to give them
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Nagging your students and constantly reminding them of classroom rules is no fun for them or you. Why not make it into a game? Or better yet--two games, one paper-based, one in PPT form! Both games can be played all throughout the school year:
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These 11 games cover every CCSS-aligned second grade operations and algebraic thinking topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the standards 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3, and 2.OA.C.4, including skills such as: • Using addition and/or
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Do you constantly repeat instructions? Are you fighting a never-ending paper battle? Strong classroom management is the cornerstone of effective teaching, and this book will help lay the foundation for everything you want to accomplish
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm an instructional coach and educational consultant based in New York City. I was classroom teacher for eleven years, working first in Washington, D.C., and then in South Florida.

When I'm not coaching teachers or conducting professional development in schools, I'm either working as an Educational Content Creator for BrainPOP, blogging, writing books for teachers, doing speaking engagements, or developing teacher resources. I love what I do and feel very blessed to have so many different types of opportunities to support teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Classroom management is really the cornerstone of effective teaching (perhaps you're noticing a theme there with my materials?) and is a huge part of how I define my teaching style. I think classroom management gets a bad rap sometimes: people assume it's about controlling students' behavior and forcing compliance. It doesn't have to be that way! My goal is to support children in taking ownership of both the classroom and their own learning. I love empowering students to rely on self-control rather than teacher-control, and helping them follow their passions and interests.

Part of strong classroom management is creating and implementing lessons that are really engaging for kids. I try to use (and create) materials that go beyond just worksheets: my focus is on cooperative learning and group work, whole brain teaching, hands-on learning, technology integration, and getting kids actively involved in lessons. And I'm a huge advocate for 21st century skills, specifically the 4 C's: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

The most important thing I try to impart to students is a love of learning, and the most important thing I try to impart to teachers is a love teaching. I believe the classroom should be a joyful and loving place where both kids and adults look forward to going to each day. The school system can sometimes make that difficult, but I hope to help teachers tackle some of the issues that drain their energy so they can focus on connecting with and enjoying their students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

One of my most pivotal "shining teacher moments" came during my second year of teaching. I hadn't built up my immunity to kid germs yet and had been home sick with strep throat for two very long weeks. When I returned to school, my principal came running over to me, her eyes wide with amazement. "I poked my head in your classroom last week and I couldn't even tell you were gone! The kids just knew exactly what to do and kept doing it even when you weren't there to watch them."

That compliment made me feel so good! It solidified my passion for classroom management and inspired me to start a website to share ideas for creating a self-running classroom. I began taking photos to illustrate how I set up routines and procedures, and wrote tips for building a sense of classroom community and empowering students to take charge of their own learning.

Eventually the website grew into a book, then a webinar, then two more books. And now? I'm thrilled to continue creating resources here on TpT--I just started in September 2012. The goal is the same as it was back then: to help make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* National Board Certification, Early Childhood Generalist
* Florida teaching certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
* M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
* B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Art

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

There are over 200 pages of free resources on my website, The Cornerstone For Teachers! You'll also find information on my books, online courses, Truth for Teachers podcast, and more.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.