John Blake

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United States - Louisiana - Mandeville
John Blake
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By John Blake
*** One of my top-selling products! *** The Dolch Sight Word Lists are a valuable resource for ELA teachers in grades K-3rd. As students master these words, they become more fluent readers. Sometimes keeping up with students' progress with the five
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Other (ELA)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$6.00
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By John Blake
Debbie Diller's "work station" concept is one of the best ways to balance small groups and independent learning in the elementary classroom. Based on the ideas from her book, I designed several components to help me manage work stations in my room.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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By John Blake
After 20 years of teaching spelling to my students, I have finally found the system that works perfectly for my students! I've paired an individualized spelling program with the word lists found in the Treasures Reading Series (2nd grade) to create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
36
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By John Blake
This set includes... 7 checkerboards with Dolch Sight words for PP through 3rd grade Promethean ActivInspire flipchart with all 7 checkerboards in an interactive game format
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Activboard Activities
$5.00
7
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By John Blake
The first days of the school year are always an exciting and hectic time for everyone. My Back to School Packet will help you get organized and establish good home-school communication with the families of your students. The six items in my packet
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$5.00
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 21 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years, then 2nd grade for 15 years, and now I am going back to 1st grade. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also work as the web manager and technology point person for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, instead of JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award

Tech4Learning's Innovative Educator Award

Numerous website awards

15 Donors Choose grants awarded

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Think Ink Essay Contest Winner

PTA Honorary Life Service award

3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest (My "Writing Center Caddy" is still sold in their catalog today.)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S., Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

M.Ed., Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

Ed.S., Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married 21 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. We have three awesome kiddos! We also have one very spoiled Schnoodle! :)

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