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32 Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Users

Keyboard shortcuts can save tons of time on your Mac! Here are 32 you'll want to know.

Keyboard shortcuts are an incredible time-saver for anyone who works on a computer. A few months ago, I finally decided to switch to a Mac after being a lifetime PC girl. I have to say, I'm loving it, but it was a little bit of an adjustment. One of the biggest things I had to do was relearn all the keyboard shortcuts I was using on my PC. Here are some of my favorite Mac keyboard shortcuts! 

The Easy Way to Differentiate Spelling Instruction

Quickly & easily differentiate your spelling instruction using the resources you already have!

By now, we've all either read the research or discovered on our own that the traditional method of teaching spelling isn't effective for the majority of students. But differentiating is time consuming, and requires a TON of work by the teacher, right? Wrong! This year, I've found a way to use what's already provided for me to quickly and easily differentiate spelling instruction in my class. My students and I love it, and I think you will too! 

13 Indoor Recess Ideas for Big Kids

Ahh, winter. When recess moves inside, and students go stir-crazy. Teachers dread indoor recess almost as much as students (maybe more), but if you keep a growing list of new and different indoor recess ideas, your students will still have a chance to get the wiggles out and clear their minds. Here are 13 of the best indoor recess activities for big kids (according to my 4th grade students)...

12 Days of Christmas Freebies!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Daily freebies and a fun gift card giveaway!4 days. Not that I'm counting. Are you counting it down? It is getting SO close! Whether you have 3, 6, or 8 days left before Christmas Break, we have resources to make you sing! If you missed the daily freebies from our 12 Days of Christmas, no need to shout "Bah humbug!". We have all the links for you!

Surviving December in the Classroom

Surviving Christmas as a teacher is challenging, but you can do it! Here are some tips for making it your best December yet.
December is here. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most trying time of the year for teachers. Between the projects, parties, programs, and general holiday excitement, students are... shall we say... slightly distracted from the learning. Here are some tips for staying sane and surviving for those three-ish weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas break.
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