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Teaching Canadian Government in Elementary School Sept. 25, 2020, 12:23 a.m.


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Looking for some new ideas to teach Canadian government in your Grade 4-6 social studies class?  Believe it or not, it can be engaging for both you and your students ...

Teaching with Chat Stations: A Low-Prep, Active Instructional Strategy Sept. 26, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

Are you looking for a low-prep, engaging teaching strategy to introduce new skills or concepts to your upper elementary or middle school class?  Try Chat Stations! While visiting each chat station, students respond to a visual image or prompt, discussing their prior knowledge or asking good questions about the station.  Check out this blog post to learn more, and grab your FREE chat station templates while you are there!  {Grade 4,5, 6, 7, 8}
The next time you're looking for a quick and easy way to introduce a new topic or subject, consider using the Chat Stations teaching strategy!  Chat stations require very ...

Emergency Supply Plans - Help!! Aug. 26, 2020, 4:17 p.m.

Emergency Lesson Plans

There is nothing worse than being sick and having to prepare for a supply teacher!  Check out this blog post, created especially for Canadian Grade 4, 5 and 6 teachers, detailing how to prepare a Sub Tub of 3 full days of lesson plans and activities ahead of time.
We have all been there in the very early morning hours, realizing that a sudden illness or family crisis means we won't be making it to ...

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