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Penny Board/Reward System

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How a Token Board Helped Motivate My Students With Learning and Attention Issues

Motivated kids are rewarded by their own accomplishments. When a child succeeds at something, he’s m...

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“What’s the Point of a Book With No Words?”

Wordless picture books are just that—wordless. No words. Nada. The reader uses only the book’s illus...

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Why Math Is Taught Differently Today

In the problem 5x + 4 = 9, what exactly does the “equal” sign mean? Before you answer, let me tell y...

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Knowledge Equals Literacy

Summer memories are often a jumping-off point for back-to-school activities. As a teacher, my heart...

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