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"Any thought not independent is a thought only half understood." -Wittgenstein
 
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This is a PowerPoint which will help your students learn about United States currency, and will also let them practice counting it. It's a great tool to present, then give out a worksheet or some play money for them to work with afterward. It can
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**Over 150 slides of symmetry-teaching goodness, plus 5 pages of printable pdf sheets that students can cut out!** This may be my favorite of all my "Teaching With Powerpoint" series. If your students don't understand symmetry after working
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**Over 700 PowerPoint slides to help you communicate time concepts to your students!** Get all four of my PowerPoints that enable you to teach kids how to tell time! Time part 1 - telling time on analog clocks to o'clock, half past, quarter after,
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This is a great way to make sure all students are participating when they work in groups. Once they are finished with the project or whatever they're doing, each student puts his or her name beside #1, then lists each student in his group beside
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**almost 150 slides of time-teaching awesomeness!** **check out my "Time Pack" - all 4 of my "time" PowerPoints for one low price! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Time-PACK-all-4-powerpoints-Teaching-With-PowerPoint-1837739** This
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Want to hear the song before you buy it? Click here! Many of us are focused on "morning meetings" more these days, and last year, my class and I wrote a song for the end of our morning meeting. It's a fun little song, and it's a great start to
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***almost 200 slides of time-teaching awesomeness!*** I don't know about you, but my students always struggled to understand elapsed time. I created this PowerPoint to meet that need, and teachers have told me that even their special needs
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It's difficult to prepare for Universal Screener benchmark testing when you don't know the formats of the tests. Often, students struggle more with the format than the actual skills and content that are being tested. With this in mind, I have
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***200 slides of time-teaching awesomeness!*** **check out my "Time Pack" - all 4 of my "time" PowerPoints for one low price! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Time-PACK-all-4-powerpoints-Teaching-With-PowerPoint-1837739** This is a
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**NOTE: I have updated this spreadsheet so that it now displays Text Level Assessment scores for each student for the year rather than Running Record scores.** This is mainly designed for Metro Nashville Public School teachers, although it will
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**free for a limited time... please leave feedback!** **almost 200 slides of time-teaching awesomeness!** **check out my "Time Pack" - all 4 of my "time" PowerPoints for one low price!
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These are some geometry study guides and tests that I have created for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Each one also comes with an answer key. These are in Microsoft Word format, and can be edited if needed. These cover the following
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This is a PowerPoint and printables set that will help your students learn their adding facts from 10 to 18. Using my "turn the corner" method along with this 10-level PowerPoint and accompanying printables, your students are guaranteed to make
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I always had trouble assessing this standard, so I created one test for 1st graders, and another for 2nd/3rd graders. Once we had studied it, these tests were a useful way to see if they really got it. This meets the standards: Animals compete
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You can hand this to your students any time they are reading a fiction book, and it walks them through writing a good beginning, middle, and end. It can also be used as an outline for prewriting or even as an assessment when they finish reading
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This is a list of good character traits. I put this up on my screen and we talk about which traits people in our class have. It helps them get away from always saying or writing the same things. It could also be useful for describing characters
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A great game for left brain/right brain coordination, students are to say the color of each word as it flashes on the screen. They are not to say the word, which is what creates the brain disequilibrium. Students can do it on their own, or you can
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If you have a projector, this is a great way to walk students through American history, beginning 25,000 years ago when people first came over the land bridge, and going all the way up to present day. This was designed specifically for 1st, 2nd,
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**this one is free to give you an idea of how these PowerPoints work... most of the others are more elaborate... all of them walk students through a lesson in a clear, step-by-step way** This PowerPoint is part of a new series I'm developing called
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Here's a little reading log that I designed to help some of my students who didn't read very much or who often didn't do well on AR tests. I'm leaving it in Excel format so that you can make any changes you like before printing it. The idea is
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in Nashville public schools since 2003, both in middle school and in an elementary Montessori school. I am now an RTI interventionist and technology coach.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Montessori/Public

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student Teacher of the Year 2001 - Belmont University

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Music - Belmont University - 1996 Master's in Education - Belmont University - 2001

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have created several PowerPoints to go along with an idea I have that I call "Teaching With Powerpoint." The vision behind “Teaching With Powerpoint” is to use PowerPoints not just as a presentation tool, but to actually teach content. I have been a classroom teacher for over 11 years, and I think I’ve found some pretty clear, concise ways to communicate some tricky concepts such as telling time, money, and many others. I use my method of teaching and create PowerPoints that walk through it step-by-step. My hope in doing this is to give new teachers some additional tools that you can use to effectively communicate concepts to your students, possibly even helping you pick up a few tricks along the way that you hadn’t considered. I also hope that seasoned teachers will find these useful, since it’s something you can easily put up on the screen and walk your students through. In most cases, you probably aren’t necessarily seeing anything you’ve never seen, but I’m taking the time to create these so that you don’t have to. The way these PowerPoints are designed to be used is to put them up on a screen (hit F5 to start), then continuously click a wireless pointer or wireless mouse as you talk through them with your students. I intentionally design my PowerPoints on a simple white background both to decrease distractions and to give you the ability to move slides back and forth between PowerPoints more easily if you want to do that. If you want a spiffy design, you can just click the “design” tab and click one that suits you. I find that the white background creates a little more of a “white board” feeling which keeps things simple. That’s how I like it, but you’re welcome to make changes once you have it. I hope you’ll find these useful to your teaching. If you see anything you think should be changed, or if you have ideas for other PowerPoints that I haven’t designed yet, please let me know. I am continuously in the process of making new ones. The more you buy, the more I will be motivated to design, so thanks for all your support! -Ben Travis

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