Good Bye!

Over the past dozen years I have written blogs in support of students, teachers, parents and classroom volunteers. I’ve decided to end writing more and will focus on adding information to my Pinterest pages and e-materials to my Paddy Eger account on Amazon. I hope there have been ideas that helped you think through ways… Read More »

Impowering Quotes

Listen to the words of those who have gone before you for inspiration “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”
Paulo Coelho “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like… Read More »

Group Questioning Techniques

Working in a small group  gives  students a chance to practice using high level thinking skills. Develop more complex student answering skills by working down the list  to use increasingly more complete/complex questions.  Recall: Calls for students to remember details from reading or a discussion. Answers the questions who, what, when, where, why, how.     … Read More »

Writing a 5 Paragraph Essay

The five paragraph essay is a great way for middle school and high school students to learn the structure of a meaning-filled essay. Here’s the outline a student should follow: Paragraph ONE: Introduction Main theme of the essay Point one stated Point two stated Point three stated Transition sentence to paragraph #2 Paragraph TWO: Point… Read More »

Family/School Time Bingo

As the year comes to a close and wintry activities become part of our lives, here is a bingo board you might try with your family or even a classroom. Enjoy!

Please and Thank You

It’s basic and easy once we re-remember to use the polite words, please and thank you: Please walk.  Please be gentle.  Please use a quiet voice. Please use your kind words. Please help me.  Please wait a minute so I can listen bettter to what you have to say. Thank you for walking.  Thank you… Read More »