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    How to Have a Funded Donors Choose Project

    How to Have a Funded Donors Choose Project

    Have you tried getting a funded Donors Choose project in hopes of getting some much needed resources for your classroom? You may have found out that it can be difficult to get your project fully funded. I will go over some tips that have helped me get over 20 Donors...

    Being an Elementary Teacher – 15 Pros and Cons

    Being an Elementary Teacher – 15 Pros and Cons

    Crying students. Tying shoe laces. Tattling. These are some things I think of when someone asks me what it's like being an elementary teacher. Are you thinking of maybe teaching in elementary or are just curious what it entails? Below I will go over the pros and cons...

    How To Manage Challenging Student Behavior

    How To Manage Challenging Student Behavior

    Are you looking for ways on how to manage challenging student behavior this year in your classroom? Difficult behaviors can turn an otherwise calm environment into chaos, as it can feed other students. Below are five strategies that have drastically improved my...

    Why I Love Blended Learning In My Elementary Classroom

    Why I Love Blended Learning In My Elementary Classroom

    Distance learning is something all teachers have experience in now due to the 2020 pandemic. I have Zoom™ and Google Meets™ fatigue. This will not deter me from using blended learning in my classroom, though. Here are five reasons why I will continue to use technology...

    How To Manage Difficult Students In K-2

    How To Manage Difficult Students In K-2

    I love when parents appreciate what I do for their students. That said, I sometimes hear parents say that anyone can teach. This is a broad statement that does not factor in hundreds of variables they are likely unaware of. The biggest one to me is the ability to...

    Ways to Communicate with Parents as a Teacher

    Ways to Communicate with Parents as a Teacher

    When preparing to become a teacher, you have a lot of courses in college that detail the developmental and educational needs of students. You do not typically get training on ways to communicate with parents as a teacher that will create a partnership. Some teachers...

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    Mind Behind First Thinkers

    My name is Adrian and I am a 1st grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Salt Lake City. I am the creator of curriculum materials at First Thinkers. I started First Thinkers wanting to make an impact in gifted education by creating lessons that are differetiated that include gifted options. Lesson plans, games, choice boards, word ladders, and activities are some of the reasources I have created for teachers. The grade levels I focus on are kindergarten, first and second grade.