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Since today is the last day of 2013, I thought I would share some of the best posts of 2013 from my blog. I have learned so much from my fellow teacher bloggers, and I love sharing things that I have learned, things that I have tried, and things that honestly haven't gone as well as I would have liked, because, as I tell my students - mistakes are proof that you are learning!
My number 1 Blog Post from 2013 was Whole Brain Teaching The Scoreboard. Many teachers LOVE the results from this method of teaching that also includes behavior management. I know I have seen significant improvement in behavior and engagement during lessons using many of Chris Biffle's Strategies.This post showed how I use the Scoreboard in my classroom and includes a FREEBIE!
In the number 2 slot is The World Would Be More Awesome If post. This post is how I turned an inspiring Kid President (my kiddos LOVE him) video into a writing assignment.
My 3rd most popular blog post of 2013 was my post about Marzano learning scales inspired by a Pinterest pin. Our school district has heavily adopted the use of Marzano learning scales for our students to self assess. This post shows my old version of the scales, but I now have each student keep a copy of the scales in their notebooks. I will post about this soon.
In 4th place is another post about Whole Brain Teaching! This one was about the 5 classroom rules and also included several links to some FREEBIE signs to hang in your class.
And... last but not least the 5th most popular post of 2013 was my teaching subjects and predicates with Mr Morton (of grammar rock fame). This one also included a FREEBIE!
I am sensing a theme - FREEBIES and Whole Brain Teaching! So, expect more of both kinds of posts (as well as a mix of others) in the New Year! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, whether that means you are a new visitor today or you have been visiting all year long! As a special thank you - I am having a sale!
I am also having a sale today and tomorrow in honor of the new year! You can get 20% off every item in both my Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook stores. While you are there, remember to Follow my Stores for a chance to win a $25 Gift certificate! I have a giveaway for store followers every month :) Just a little thank you for being a follower! Thank you so much to Sheree from Peterson's Pad for the awesome sales button! She is also having a 20% off sale at her store tomorrow as well.