Using Flocabulary To Support Writing Instruction

Using Flocabulary to support writing instruction

Let’s be real right now, teaching writing instruction can be hard - delivering the “write” instruction to all learners is hard; developing the “write” conferences is hard; finding the “write” assessments is hard! Flocabulary can help support all of your writing instruction needs as a new tool to add to your teaching toolbox! Mixing Flocabulary into your classroom is easy and gives students more control over their own learning while helping you run meaningful writing conferences that meet the needs of every writer. These 4 ideas for using Flocabulary in your writing instruction are great for all writing types and…

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Culture-Building First Day Of School Activities

Culture-Building First Day of School Activities

With a year's worth of standards and lessons ahead of you, it can be tempting to get started with that first book or math concept on Day One. This year, try holding off for a few days. The time you spend building a strong classroom culture in the first few weeks of school will pay returns every day of the year. To help you build a compassionate and invested group of students, we present to you 6 engaging activities that you can use on the first day of school (or first few weeks). Each includes at least one Flocabulary song and…

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Back-to-School With Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas For Your First Week

Back-to-School with Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas for Your First Week

Welcome to back-to-school season with Flocab! We know you're busy preparing for your students, and we're here to help you by providing lesson plan ideas to incorporate into your curriculum. We’ve created lesson plans to complement and enhance your instruction, whether you're introducing concepts, mastering key terms and ideas or establishing a positive classroom culture. Oh, and each lesson plan is standards-aligned, so keeping students engaged and on-track just got easier.

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Classroom Design And Student Engagement

Classroom Design and Student Engagement

Engaging learning spaces are as much about physical and interior design as it is instructional: one study found that the physical space of schools can positively (or negatively) affect a student’s academic performance by as much as 25% in one school year. Businesses are moving away from the Office Space days of cubicles and fluorescent lighting, opting instead for couches, standing desks, bean bags and other methods of creating comfortable environments. (In fact, I’m writing this sprawled out on a couch tucked away in a cozy corner of Flocab HQ.)  The same should go for classrooms, and yet it has…

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5 Reasons Why Principals Love Flocabulary

5 reasons why principals love Flocabulary

“I never met a kid that didn’t want to read,  Didn’t want to learn, didn’t want to succeed  If we listen close, they’re telling us what they need,  If it’s real and relevant, they’ll follow our lead.”  (by Ike Ramos, Director of District Partnerships at Nearpod, Flocabulary Artist) In most scenarios, we hear from classroom teachers about student expectations around engagement and achievement, but what are school administrators saying?Referencing the lyrics above, imagine being able to leverage the world’s most popular music genre, Hip Hop, to support literacy (read) and academic success (succeed), to address student needs and foster social…

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