FTCE- General Knowledge Math Exam is notoriously hard to pass. It has the lowest passing rates, yet there is no test prep guide that adequately prepares teachers for the exam. Not sure why that is the case. Decode Learning has been providing FTCE test prep for the southwest FL teachers. Also, there are different locations throughout the state, as well as, workshops offered by school districts.
This prep guide focuses on application// word problems that teachers have the most trouble with.
Spend this summer STEMing!
The testing is over. Let kids have fun learning.
Build bridges, a robot, tornados, landforms, an anemometer, solar system model, a sink or float challenge, a fish pond, a levitator, a compass, and much more…
Capture the memories of 2017-2018 with the End of the Year Memory Book.
If we could only pen down all the fun stuff, laughs, fun trips, school concerts, etc… This booklet is non-grade specific and it allows students to make their own keepsake.
A perfect end of the year gift for students! 🙂
Click here for the End of the Year Memory Book.
March is Women’s History Month and here are some awesome classroom or home reads that you can share.
First Place – Always
Ruth Bader Ginsburg –
This is a biographical picture book about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. From the very start Ruth was different. Here life experiences made her into an amazing woman that we can all look up to. This beautiful read is ideal for students in intermediate grades.
2nd- Remarkable Ruby Bridges
“Visions of Beauty” by Lasky –
“History for Jocks: A Comparison of American Athletes and Historical Figures” by Nick Erskine is a must have for any middle and high school American classroom. This beautifully written book engages the reader from the start. Since the book is a collection of stories, kids and teachers can read the stories in any order that they like. As a parent of middle school sports fanatics and an upper elementary school teacher, I have been searching far and wide for sports text, since in my class, reading about sports is the only reading boys will engage in.
“History of Jocks” compares American historical figures, leaders, and ideas (George Washington, the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew jackson, the Texas Revolution, Manifest Destiny, the Lousiana Purchase, and much more) to American athletes and their leaders (Bo Jackson, Vince Lombardi, the Dream Team, Ted Williams, Mike Tyson, etc.).
In addition to being one of the most engaging reads for middle and high school boys that I have seen so far, “History for Jocks” teaches american history, philosophical ideas, and SAT level vocabulary.
Ideal for: middle, high school, enrichment, gifted social studies text
5 Stars Read!
Mrs. Lena, M.Ed.