Allison Tallman

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Being Accountable for Our Own Learning: Seeking Out Professional Development

Allison Tallman October 3rd, 2016

Here are my favorite quick and efficient tips to “learn more,” without stepping into a classroom, workshop, or meeting.

Anything Can Be a Game

Allison Tallman September 28th, 2016

When I sit down to plan daily lessons and think about the activities in which students participate, I frequently ask myself, “How can these be games?”

Guided Reading—Making It Work Right Away

Allison Tallman September 21st, 2016

There is a multitude of specific systems that need to be in place to successfully implement guided reading instruction starting from the beginning of the school year.

Teacher Training Programs: How Can We Really Be Prepared?

Allison Tallman July 27th, 2016

Teachers should leave their programs with a toolbox of strategies that work and activities to try on the first day of school.

Fostering Independence: The Key to Small Group Instruction

Allison Tallman June 22nd, 2016

When it comes to small group instruction, you need successful systems out of your groups for things to work in your groups.

Making Time for Science and Social Studies

Allison Tallman June 1st, 2016

Let’s face it—finding enough time to teach science and social studies can be a challenge. For example, as a first grade teacher, my schedule allows me only a single 30-...

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