Top 5 Apps for Elementary Students

With all of the technology available to us as educators, it can be hard to know what is most useful, engaging, and will help students build skills in digital citizenship. I find it is especially difficult to find and choose the most appropriate programs or...
Demystifying common myths of direct instruction

Demystifying common myths of direct instruction

There are so many opinions in educational circles about direct instruction. I’d like to address some of these as well as dispel some myths about this model of instruction. There are acutally two forms of direct instruction. Let’s start by differentiating...

A-Buzz with Mason Bee Fun!

Have you heard of Mason Bees? I hadn’t until a few years ago. They are amazing, pollen passing, little critters who, not only help pollinate plants and trees, but also are a great tool for learning about life cycles and earth-friendly behaviors. Because they are...

Back-to-School Book Round Up

Children’s Book-aholic: One who cannot resist purchasing picture books at every garage sale, thrift store and book store visit! That’s me! I LOVE finding very special and unique books with glorious vocabulary! I never ‘need’ the books, but they...

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