Brian Cretney

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Canada - Ontario - St. Catharines
Brian Cretney
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My F.O.C.U.S. Classroom Management Program is designed to help students take ownership of their own behaviors by making and monitoring their own goals. This is how the program works: 1. Show my F.O.C.U.S. Powerpoint Presentation (available here on
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for Last In Line (both of these available here on TPT). Fun and easy-to-use activities to help your students really grasp the concept of why we right the teen numbers the way we do. No rote stuff here!
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Here is one of my picture books which I have converted to a pdf. I have written and illustrated this book and have travelled to nearly 150 schools with this story! Last in Line is about a king about to retire who must decide on the right person to
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for Last In Line (both of these available here on TPT). An easy-to-use printable that allows children to develop their A-B-C order.
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last in Line (both available here on TPT). This fun and easy-to-use activity will help your budding readers discover one of the coolest reading strategies ever: Find chameleon words
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Here is a teaching resource chock-full of ready-to-use activities for grades K to 6, based on my picture book Last In Line (available here on TPT as a digital download, paper back or hard cover). All subject areas are covered and curriculum
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). These fun and easy-to-use activities will help your students develop their measuring skills. (NOTE: The metric system is used in these
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Five poets appear on a Documentary to convince the audience they know what Christmas is missing. A child links it all together in the end for the big reveal that is both heart-warming and memorable. I wrote and produced this play for our church and
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Having trouble getting some of your students to focus? Here's a great tool: A powerpoint that uses the acrostic FOCUS to teach your students what behaviors are needed to succeed in school (and life). There are funny, animated surprises waiting on
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). These fun and easy-to-use activities will help your students develop their ability to manipulate sounds in words, strengthening their basic
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). This fun and easy-to-use activity will help your students better understand symmetry and give them a chance to get artistic at the same time!
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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These activities are taken from my Teacher Guide for Last In Line (both of these available here on TPT). Activities include: life cycle of a butterfly (graphic organizer), science article/activity, the differences between a butterfly and a moth
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). This fun and easy-to-use activity will help your students develop their ability to write numbers in various forms.
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Are you looking for a proactive method to regain classroom management in your French classes? Here is an effective way: Reward the students with a certificate when you "catch" them following one or more of these classroom guidelines (TIP: Place
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Another Teacher Guide for my picture book, Tooter's Stinky Wish. More ready-to-use activities for grades K-6. I try to make teacher guides that take a lot of work out of planning.
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for Last In Line (both of these available here on TPT). Fun and easy-to-use activities to help develop a sense of patterns in our numbering system.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for Last In Line (both of these available here on TPT). Fun and easy-to-use activities to help your students get a handle on self-correcting their written work.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). This fun and easy-to-use activity will help your students develop their ability to identify, extend and create patterns.
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This activity is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). This fun activity will help your students develop their spatial abilities.
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These activities is taken from my Teacher Guide for my picture book, Last In Line (both available here on TPT). These fun and easy-to-use exercises will help your students develop their ability to rhyme, the very foundation of phonemic awareness!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a teacher and an award-winning author and illustrator. I have a passion for creating original and engaging resources to help both students AND teachers enjoy the learning journey together.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Winner of a 2012 Storytelling World Honor Award (Tooter's Stinky Wish); Winner of a 2013 Storytelling World Award (Last in Line); Winner of a Word Guild Award (Best Picture Book: Tooter's Stinky Wish); Nominated for the 2013 Shining Willow Award; Nominated for the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Writers' Award;

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Studies (Brock University, St. Catharines, ON) Honours Degree, Child and Youth Studies (Brock University, St. Catharines, ON) Bachelor of Education (Brock University, St. Catharines, ON)

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