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Tara M Martin

#BookSnaps Challenge – Begins May 1, 2017

April 29, 2017

Are your students weary and ready for summer break?  Need something to motivate them to keep reading?  Look no longer! I got you–for the next three weeks, anyway. The #BookSnaps Challenge! It is as easy as 1-2-3! 1) Simply have the students make personal… read more »

Need A Morale Booster? Student Appreciation Day!

April 29, 2017

Just a few short years ago, I was surveying students and planning our end of the year celebration–Student Appreciation Day!  Why? It all began when one of my third graders came up to me during my first year of teaching and said,  “Mrs. Martin,… read more »

When All the Pieces Pile Up… Life as Tetris

April 25, 2017

In a world of opportunity, a few small success moments or experiences can open up limitless future adventures. While this seems exciting, and as if something most would dream of, it can be daunting at times with so many choices crashing down at once.… read more »

The Coach Needed Coaching

April 19, 2017

This past week I’ve found myself feeling overwhelmed with the task of “changing the world” aka my piece of influence on the world of education. Do you ever find yourself on information-overload that you feel entirely insignificant? You read so many books and hear… read more »