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Lesson planning is imperative, but sometimes it’s fun (and necessary) to step away from traditional plans in order to recharge your students’ interest in learning. An easy way to do so is by simply following the momentum of your calendar year. January has a plethora of monthly, weekly, and daily observances as well as famous [...]

Achieving Your 2012 Goals

January 16th, 2012

The new year is always exciting. It’s fresh, optimistic, and offers a clean start to achieving all of the things put off in years past. Unfortunately, after a couple months, or even a couple weeks, some of the most well-intentioned goals have given way to the same old routine. The good news, as you know, [...]

January Activities

January 9th, 2012

Hello, January! And a warm welcome back to all educators. No matter where you’re at on the globe, a new month means a new opportunity to incorporate creative materials in your lesson planning. Where the colder temps abound, we have a great supply of winter and snow-themed activities. And while you’re perusing, don’t forget to [...]

abcteach’s Paper Roll Pals

January 4th, 2012

In a time when the emphasis in education is increasingly on testing preparation, it’s great to take a break and have some “old-fashioned” fun with paper, scissors, and crayons. abcteach’s Paper Roll Pals provide such an opportunity, with dozens of templates that kids can print out, color, cut out, and paste onto paper rolls. We’ve [...]

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