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Host a Book Tasting!

Book Tasting

Let me just start with this, if you haven’t held a book tasting for your students then you need to plan one now! This event was simple to plan and had great payoffs! My students were so excited and engaged, it was an event that made my teacher heart burst! There are so many reasons to have a book tasting and so many purposes. My #1 reason to have a book tasting is to share the love of reading. There…

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Love Notes! Teaching Students for a Greater Purpose!

Hello Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching Fans! I’m a Dr. Sonia Martin, the author of “Love Notes: A Guide To Developing A Compassionate Heart And Teaching Students For A Greater Purpose” (scheduled to be released February 2017). [click on any of the photos below for a direct link] “Love Notes” takes readers on a spiritual and uplifting journey of rekindling the passion for teaching and learning. Readers will learn how to teach and lead with a compassionate heart and acquire a…

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Flexible Seating Classroom!

Flexible Seating, or also called Alternate Seating, provides a 21st Century Classroom for scholars! There is no better way to show you support a student-centered classroom, than creating a classroom from a child’s point of view! Comfortable Students = Student Engagement! Classroom Ownership = Student Engagement! Empowering Choice = Student Engagement! Being uncomfortable is unhealthy in numerous ways, but most importantly it does not improve attention and work ethic. As an adult, I can not or could not, sit at…

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New Procedures: Post It LOVE FREEBIE!

Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a fabulous holiday break and a great start to your New Year. For those of you who are already back at school good luck! I am a week behind you on my year around schedule! Our students return the 11th.I blogged today over at my collaborative blog The Elementary Entourage! Be sure to head on over and follow our pages! I am here to share with you a new procedure that I…

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The Moment of Truth! Communicating with Parents! [Using FACEBOOK!]

Facebook for parent communication? Say what? You mean not to socialize with friends! YES! I blogged about this topic over at my collaborative blog The Elementary Entourage! Be sure to click on the button below to follow this blog! Today I am here as a parent! Pretty interesting, that I feel more compelled to share with you what makes me so happy right now about my daughter’s Pre-K teacher rather than what I do as a Literacy Coach. Sure, I…

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