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How to Correctly Hold a Pencil

Teaching Pencil Grip and Pencil Grasp

In order for children to write fluently, they have to have a good grip. Grip needs to be explicitly taught when children are first holding pencils and crayons. It can be...Continue reading


Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning

Freshen Up Your Classroom Activities

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Happy first day of spring! After being cooped up indoors all winter, your students probably can’t wait to get outside and clock some time outdoors. Before you open the floodgates of students onto...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Edtech

The RIGHT Practice Makes Perfect

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Instead of focusing on keyboarding drills, let’s make sure we first start with developing the necessary keyboarding skills. Research suggests that fine motor development at school entry is...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Home Connection

Ding! Beep! Someone is trying to reach you!

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Maybe it’s a new email from your principal, maybe a parent is getting in touch through your school app to schedule a conference, or maybe it’s that darn group chat about brunch and you are already...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate black historical achievements and culture in the U.S. Since its establishment from a week to a month in 1976, Black History...Continue reading


Teaching Tips, Multisensory Learning

Where Do You Start Your Letters?

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At Learning Without Tears, we start our letters at the top! You might be familiar with this line from our song “Where Do You Start Your Letters?” and know that little learners love to get...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Announcements

For the Love of Cursive

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If you had to describe cursive handwriting with just one word, what would that word be? For Handwriting Without Tears by Learning Without Tears, that word is love!


What better time...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Home Connection

5 Fun Facts About Groundhog Day for Teachers and Students

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After a three-month long nap, Punxsutawney Phil is preparing for his big day. It will be his job to break the news about the next six weeks to a crowd of hundreds of anxious onlookers. Phil will...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, Edtech

Your Digital Learning Day Checklist for Success

Digital Learning Day Training

In celebration of Digital Learning Day and its purpose of ensuring that all youth have access to high-quality learning opportunities no matter where...Continue reading


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Teaching Tips, In the News

Inspire Dreams with Writing on Martin Luther King Day

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“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....Continue reading


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