Mrs Main

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United States - California - Walnut Creek
Mrs Main
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“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
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By Mrs Main
Philosophical Chairs is a powerful discussion strategy that students LOVE. High-levels of engagement and critical thinking come easily when using this strategy. Moreover, students learn to not only defend their opinion with FACTS, but also to be
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Main
So many of our students have developed anxiety around testing. This two-page document outlines multiple strategies to help students works though this anxiety so they can show what they know! Perfect for any AVID classroom, study skills class,
Subjects:
Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs Main
This one page document is great for an AVID class, a study skills class, the counseling office, academy, tutorial, or really any classroom that is trying to help students succeed. So many of our students study passively because they don't know how
Subjects:
School Counseling, Study Skills, Study Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This request to retest form works for ANY subject area -- it outlines the procedure for students to go through in order to request a retest. As a bonus, a one-pager about why retests are a god thing (great to share with administration, colleagues,
Subjects:
Study Skills, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This one page document will guide students through the reflection process after engaging in a Socratic Seminar. Perfect for the end of class/directly following the seminar or for homework that night. Great for use in AVID or any content-area class
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This pack provides you with everything you need to conduct a Philosophical Chairs-style debate after completing John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Students will debate if George killing Lennie is an act of kindness or cruelty. This is a great
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This PowerPoint takes students (or teachers) on a step-by-step guided journey into the wonderful world of Cornell Notes. Perfect for the AVID class or any content-area class wanting to utilize Cornell Notes to help students comprehend, retain and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This pack provides you with everything you need to conduct a Philosophical Chairs-style debate after completing Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Students will debate if John Proctor's final act is an act of pride or honor. This is a great activity to
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This one page document will guide students in the outer circle through observing one inner-circle peer. This provides focus for student in the outer circle as well as valuable feedback for the participant. Great for use in AVID or any content-area
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Mrs Main
Everything you need to run successful Socratic Seminars in your AVID or content-area class. This bundle provides resources for: 1. Designing the opening question 2. Class discussion norms 3. Student prep sheet 4. Participant responsibilities 5. Tip
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Main
Everything your students need to effectively prepare for a take tests. Perfect for any study skills class, AVID classroom, counseling office, tutorial, advisory, or, really, any classroom that aims to help students succeed. In this bundle: 1.
Subjects:
Study Skills, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$5.00
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs Main
This pack provides you with everything you need to conduct a Philosophical Chairs-style debate after completing John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Students will debate if The American Dream is alive and well or is it just an illusion. This is a great
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
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By Mrs Main
This graphic organizer helps students to prepare for ANY Philosophical Chairs (in AVID or any content-area class).
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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By Mrs Main
Help your kids remember to SLANT. Great for an AVID classroom or any content-area classroom! Print on legal-sized paper.
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Mrs Main
Socratic Seminar discussion norms to go over with your class and post during the seminar.
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Mrs Main
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin So many of our students wind up cramming because they just don't know what to do in order to effectively prepare for tests. This one-page handout outlines exactly what students
Subjects:
Study Skills, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
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By Mrs Main
Many students just don't know how to effectively take tests. This handout provides easy to implement strategies for different types of test taking situations. A great document for any study skills class, AVID classroom, academy, tutorial,
Subjects:
Study Skills, Study Skills, Test Preparation
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
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