Laura Candler

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By Laura Candler
Classroom Economy Pack offers classroom money patterns in a variety of denominations as well as directions for setting up a Classroom Economy system. You'll find ideas for staging class auctions and other reward programs. Perfect for fostering
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Economics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Simulations
FREE
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By Laura Candler
The free Problem Solving Assessment Pack includes two tests, a pretest and a posttest, which were designed to help you assess your students' math problem-solving abilities. The pretest data will enable you to determine where to begin with your
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
FREE
1131 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Pumpkin Seed Multiplication is a fun, hands-on activity for introducing multiplication with pumpkin seeds or other small manipulatives. This packet includes teacher directions, student directions, game cards and a game board. It's perfect for
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
FREE
89 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Here's an easy paper management system developed by Laura Candler to deal with the problem of students forgetting to put names on their papers. When they finish their work, they slide their papers into a "paper drop," a laminated brown envelope with
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
186 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This Graphic Organizers for Reading Sampler is a 29-page ebook that includes a sample of the pages and lessons from Laura Candler's Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core. The pages in the Sampler can be saved
Subjects:
Reading, Study Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
43 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Team Thanksgiving Cards are a fun way for students to show appreciation for the members of their team. In this activity, students in teams of four will create greeting cards as a way of sharing positive messages. Each person creates one card and
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
FREE
39 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The holiday season is a perfect time to teach your class about the importance of giving. Why not adopt a needy family and help make their holiday special? In this packet, you'll find suggested steps that will help make the experience a positive one
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Service Learning
FREE
15 ratings
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By Laura Candler
The holiday season is a perfect time to encourage students to show appreciation for each other. One easy way to do this is to have them create holiday gratitude cards for each other. I’ve included two variations of a simple activity that uses the
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
FREE
40 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Who doesn’t love a game? In the math classroom, games offer an engaging alternative to worksheets, allowing students to work with others and have fun while learning. Math games are extremely versatile and can be used in cooperative learning teams,
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Professional Development
FREE
101 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This freebie from Laura Candler is a 45-page printable sample of the book, Mastering Math Facts Multiplication and Division: Aligned with the Common Core. This freebie includes the following: * Complete Table of Contents and Introduction * Common
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
FREE
51 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Telling Time Task Cards includes 24 clock face task cards, recording forms, answer keys, and QR code answers. These cards can be used with a variety of active engagement learning games for partners or teams, in math centers, or even with a
Subjects:
Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 3.MD.A.1
FREE
398 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Free Rules Posters for Whole Brain Teaching classrooms! These classroom rules posters were created by Laura Candler to accompany the guest blog post series written by Chris Biffle, director of Whole Brain Teaching. There are two sets of posters and
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Classroom Forms
FREE
556 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, you can use these fall-themed task cards as starter sentences for them to expand and revise with details. One set of sentences deals with signs of fall in nature, and the other
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
FREE
66 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Do your students have trouble writing interesting sentences? If so, you can use these winter-themed task cards as starter sentences for them to expand and revise with details. There are two sets of sentences. The first set has basic sentences
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
84 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This free word work activity is a set of 3 printables similar to the 36 sets of mystery word printables in Seek & Spell Challenge. This activity involves students cutting apart the paper letter tiles and using them to create as many words as
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
104 ratings
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By Laura Candler
Are you using Plickers with your students? It's a free online assessment tool that teachers and students love! The problem is that it can be time-consuming to type in your assessment questions manually. Problem solved with task cards! Download this
Subjects:
Professional Development, Instructional Technology
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Professional Development
FREE
64 ratings
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By Laura Candler
This packet of handouts was created to accompany Laura Candler's webinar, How to Launch a Super School Year. Download this webinar workbook to check out what's covered during this motivational session.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
211 ratings
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By Laura Candler
These handouts were created for my webinar MI Theory, Mindset, and Motivation. In this webinar, I shared ways to help your students understand their own unique talents and skills and how to overcome failure and embrace challenges. I explained how
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
132 ratings
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By Laura Candler
These handouts were created for my webinar, Powerful Strategies for Building Math Vocabulary. During that session, I shared a variety of engaging strategies for helping students master the complex language of mathematics. These are activities your
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
96 ratings
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By Laura Candler
These handouts were created for Power Up Learning with Task Cards, a webinar that I presented with Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom. During that session, we shared a variety of engaging ways to use task cards to "power up" instruction. Download this
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Professional Development
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Professional Development
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Laura has 30 years of teaching experience in grades 4, 5, and 6. In addition, she shares her teaching strategies with others via the virtual File Cabinet and her blog on Teaching Resources (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of 7 published books and over 100 ebooks.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Laura is known for her active engagement strategies and cooperative learning lessons. She believes in teaching students to accept responsibility for their own behavior and learning. She uses many interactive strategies and hands-on math lessons. Laura is passionate about using the Reading Workshop approach to share the joy of reading with kids!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Milken Family Foundation Awardee, National Board Certified - Middle Childhood Generalist, Author of educational books for teachers, Creator of Teaching Resources website

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Chapel Hill Master of Arts in Elementary Education - UNC Pembroke

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Laura Candler is a retired elementary teacher with 30 years classroom experience as well as the owner of the Teaching Resources website (http://www.lauracandler.com). Laura is the author of over a dozen books for teachers. She was recognized as a Milken Family Foundation recipient and has her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

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