## Monday, April 19, 2021

### April 2021 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our April Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to high interest learning and our featured author for the month, you don't want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

If you're interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here.... If you decide to join, "Feel free to email me at for any questions you might have."
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Let's Have a Poetry Jam

Usually when I tell my students that we are going to learn how to write poems, some of them say, “I can’t write a poem,” or “Yuck, Poetry!.” By the end of the  workshop, which takes about 2-3 weeks, most of the kids realize that they can in fact write all sorts of poems.
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The Power of Words, Sound and Rhythm

I'm embarrassed to admit that I used to think of poetry as boring or rambling. Or silly rhymes in a sing song pattern. Never before has poetry been so mainstream and "cool".
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The Miracle of Friendship

Friendship is a miracle and also something that can be taught.
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A Poetry Slam

April is National Poetry Month, and poetry is experiencing renewed interest and excitement, due to one, very special person. R U ready for a Poetry Slam? Here’s how to do it.
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5 Tools for End of the School Year Success

Learn easy tips for making your end of the school year a success for both you and your students.
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Building a Nest: An Easy, Engaging, and Messy STEM Challenge

Looking for a fun spring STEM challenge! Students will enjoy learning about robins and then building a nest within given parameters.
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Set Theory in Precalculus

A Venn diagram is a nice approach to solve problems by deduction. Here is a sample problem using a Venn diagram.
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Let's talk picture books for SEL

Social emotional learning is always important but even more so with living through a Pandemic and your world being upended. Here are three great books for SEL.
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Earth Day is on April 22nd.

Inspired by Earth Day, Trash to Treasure is an eight page FREE resource. In it, you will discover how to take old, discarded materials and make them into new, useful, inexpensive products or tools for your classroom.
for SEL.
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Earth Day in ELA

Reading & writing ideas for Earth Day in ELA all April long!
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Earth Day is on April 22nd.

Inspired by Earth Day, Trash to Treasure is an eight page FREE resource. In it, you will discover how to take old, discarded materials and make them into new, useful, inexpensive products or tools for your classroom.
for SEL.
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Earth Day in ELA

Reading & writing ideas for Earth Day in ELA all April long!
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