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How to avoid unnecessary questions in the classroom
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How to avoid unnecessary questions in the classroom

We’ve all been there. . .the off topic question that seems to open the door to every other off-topic question. But what’s a teacher to do? We must answer questions . . .right?!?!? How can students communicate with you otherwise??? The answer is nonverbal communication. It allows you to answer off-topic questions without missing a…

Introducing Famous Americans to Young Students
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Introducing Famous Americans to Young Students

Famous Americans and historical figures are an important part of the first grade curriculum, but teaching non-fiction biographies to lower elementary students can be very challenging. The text is usually heavy and difficult for students to understand. It was important for me to figure out a way to introduce these important historical figures to my…