Test Prep With Flocabulary: 6 Tips For Navigating Testing Season

Test Prep with Flocabulary: 6 Tips for Navigating Testing Season

As high-stakes testing season approaches, the classroom can become a whirlwind of test prep. With these tests drawing nearer and nearer, it’s important for teachers to focus on more than just content because there's more to being prepared than just knowing all the answers. Students must be able to deal with stress and anxiety, have good studying habits and practice the act of taking a test itself. But how do you address these skills in the classroom? We asked teachers this very question, and here’s what we found.

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The Newbie’s Guide To ISTE

The Newbie’s Guide to ISTE

For so many years, I have dreamed about attending ISTE. When I found out that I would be able to attend this year, I was speechless (THANK YOU to my wonderful school district, MISD!). Now that we are about a week away, I am still so excited, but now the nerves have set in! This “ISTE Newbie” needed some guidance and help! What does an educator do when they are looking for guidance and help? They reach out to their PLN! And boy, did my PLN show up for me!

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Five Ways To Teach Literacy Across Content Areas With Flocabulary

Five Ways to Teach Literacy Across Content Areas with Flocabulary

When it comes to talking with school colleagues across content areas about literacy, I can’t even count the number of times I have heard, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about that, my ELA teammate has it covered!” I personally believe it is such a common misconception that literacy instruction is just an ELA skill. Has no one else ever heard the expression “It takes a village!”? Well, that village just got some reinforcements in the form of Flocabulary. Literacy can and should be incorporated across all content areas, and Flocabulary can help. You might be asking yourself, “How can…

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Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition With Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition with Flocabulary: A Teacher’s Success Story

Two years ago, Polly Westfall, an educator in North Carolina, was accepted in the North Carolina's Governor's Teacher Network. As part of this initiative, Polly was charged with completing action research in her classroom. The topic she chose? Vocabulary acquisition for children of poverty. At the time, Polly had recently relocated to a new school district, and was moved by the ways that poverty impacted her students. With a background as a writing coach, she wanted to find ways to motivate her students and boost their vocabulary, knowing that it would improve their writing. She decided to try out Flocabulary…

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