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Category: PLANNING ASSESSING AND TEACHING

EXIT TICKETS: Why You Need Them and How to Use Them

Exit ticket, exit slip, exit card, exit prompt, exit pass… All of these terms are used interchangeably to describe a quick assessment given at the end of a lesson or class period.  Not only will I tell you everything you need to know about using exit tickets in your classroom,

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Homework Solutions for Busy Teachers

These were five of the problems I faced in my 3rd grade classroom and (no matter which grade you teach) I’m pretty sure you can relate. The good news is I managed to find a solution that saved me time and made me feel far less stressed each day. Not

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Assessment Strategies and Testing Ideas

Testing has very much become a part of school culture. Some assessments are teacher-initiated and quite meaningful for planning purposeful, data-driven instruction and assess exactly what you have been teaching in class. Other tests are standardized, mandated, developmentally inappopriate and you must give them to your students even though you

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