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Charity Preston, M.A., is a national presenter, consultant and author. She has completed studies in gifted training, cooperative learning and differentiation, as well as a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She has worked as a gifted intervention specialist, taught at the elementary level and been involved at the school, district and state level in various leadership roles and committees. Areas of expertise include curriculum development, differentiation, technology integration into content areas and data-driven instruction. Ms. Preston also writes and teaches online courses for elementary students and/or their classroom teachers. She has created several educational websites, all focused on helping teachers. See them at CharityPreston.com.
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  Differentiation in the classroom is a given, and one way to differentiate is by changing up the product for different level/interest of the learner. Of course, if you are allowing open-ended assignments, you want to make sure that expectations...
  I know some are looking at the computer like it has alien doodads coming out of the top of it, but think about how much space a teacher desk takes up, and how often you use it. Of course, in some schools, the furniture is pre-placed and not...
Pretesting students is the key to finding measurable gains in the classroom, whether it is in a public school setting or in an corporate employee training program. By finding out what material the students already know and do not know, you are able...
Preschool classroom layouts tend to be much different than traditional elementary school desk arrangements. Spaces are needed, of course, for teacher-led time. But, children of this age are not developmentally ready to sit for long periods of time....
Alexander and the Terrible~ Horrible~ No Good~ Very Bad Day~ written by Judith Viorst~ is a story about Alexander who wakes up with gum in his hair and trips on his skateboard. His mom forgets to put dessert in his lunch box~ and his dentist finds a...
Assessment of students is a hot topic today in the field of public education. How do we know the students are making adequate yearly progress? Are they learning an entire year's worth of material? Can we fit all that material in and still have...
Lesson planning can be an art form~ if done properly. For too many teachers~ lesson planning can be the black hole of a week - taking several hours out of planning time. Or leaving no planning time~ so the lessons~ teacher editions~ materials~ etc....
Today~ I thought I would give some of my substituting friends some fun ideas! We have all heard the quote: "Substitute teaching is highly regarded among substitute teachers." Don't get me wrong~ I started as a substitute teacher~ and occasionally I...
Students that are engaged in learning are more likely to enjoy learning and will~ in turn~ be more open to retaining your lesson. Fun educational games can assist in the fun. By using everyday objects to create curiosity~ students and teachers can...
Probably the most important factor in a school management system is the staff that will be expected to implement it. If the teachers do not come together as a cohesive unit~ agreeing with the philosophy or executing the rules and consequences~ then...

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