Chase March Teaches

As an educator who loves to share tips for teachers both inside and outside the classroom, you can follow this page to find all my education-related posts. You will find tips, tricks, lesson plans, inspiration, and more.

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The Montessori Toddler – What a Great Idea!

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Montessori method of education. While I knew the name, I must admit I knew little else about it. After doing a considerable amount of research, I am completely sold on it and…

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Know School – A New Way of Learning

I often find it hard to sleep the night before school starts every year. Even though I have spent countless hours setting up my classroom, writing lessons, and organizing resources, my mind races with possibilities. Today, my mind is racing…

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Let’s Reject the Idea That Normal is Normal

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney This book title seemed to fit with my view of the world. I embrace my weirdness and do my best to think creatively and live outside…

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Stop Wasting Time at School

Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling 72 Things I Wish I’d Known by Traci Matt The title of this book is a bit tongue and cheek but the author is definitely correct about all the time wasted as we try to…

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Move Through the Bad to Get Better

Jeff Tweedy, of the band Wilco, has this advice for people who want to write songs. I think it can apply to any creative endeavor and would even work to help motivate our students. Be Okay With Bad “It’s going…

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A Homeschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook how to make homeschooling simple, affordable, fun, and effective by Lorilee Lippincott I have decided that I will be homeschooling my son. As an educator with 18 years of experience in the classroom, I think I have…

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The Surprisingly Simple Skill of Listening

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen Do you ever read a book that just drags on and on. This one doesn’t do that. “As you’ve no doubt noticed, this book is pretty…

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A Conversation with Dr. Grove About Public Schools

I had the chance to sit down with Dr. Cornelius Grove to discuss new new book, A Mirror For Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel. We need a major overhaul to the education…

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Can a Poem Save Your Life?

Write a Poem, Save Your Life: A Guide for Teens, Teachers, and Writers of All Ages by Meredith Heller “The first line is a gift, whispered in my ear; I don’t know where it comes from, but I know it’s…

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Behave and the Kids Will Too

How to Behave so Your Preschooler Will, Too! By Sal Severe, Ph.D. Being a stay-at-home dad is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the fortune of doing. I’m learning from my toddler every single day and I…

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