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Blogger and elementary teacher Gaetan Pappalardo lets his students get creative with their room decoration because it gives him a chance to get to know them, and each other. And that lays a solid community foundation right from the start.
Educator and blogger Todd Finley on why student journals are an important tool for measuring comprehension. And he shares his favorite reflective writing formats and describe a labor-saving method of teacher response.
Are there specific technology tools you use in the first weeks of school? In case you’re not sure where to start, I asked my Twitter colleagues to tell me what tools they are planning to use, or have used, during the first week of school and why.