Classroom newsletters are changing

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Parents.

Using social media in the classroom? Washburn’s Room set out on a journey to introduce 4th graders to Edmodo to create a next-generation classroom newspaper. In the post below, she outlines how the project got started and how she planned to use this exciting new technology in the classroom. The fourth grade team at my… Read more »

Quick tips for encouraging good behavior

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Our shopkeepers love sharing quick tips for encouraging students to demonstrate good behavior. Here are a few of our favorites! The 2nd Grade Spot This was a huge hit in my classroom this year! Whenever we had a few extra minutes we would play the compliment game. I would start by giving a thoughtful compliment… Read more »

Group decision-making technique

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Parents.

Group decision-making can be tough! Here’s a simple little technique from Common Core Connection that is helpful for families, students and even colleagues for making fair decisions. From little decisions like where the family is going for dinner to significant policy decisions in our schools, making choices can be a grueling process. Today, I want to share my all-time favorite technique… Read more »

The art of persuasion

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Writing.

Teaching students to write effectively has always been a challenging task. Yesterday she shared her passion for teaching, and today TeachToTell shares what works in her class to help students who possess great creativity but are just reluctant to write. Over the years I have noticed, that often students struggle with writing, be it a narrative, persuasive or… Read more »

The joy of teaching

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

TeachToTell shares her story of getting into teaching and the tremendous. perhaps unexpected benefits of this career! It’s been a good educational journey teaching a diverse set of students over the past ten years. Interestingly, teaching was not an initial passion, but after the thrill of flying an international airline as an air-stewardess had taken its toll,… Read more »

4 kid-friendly search engines

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Parents, Shopkeepers.

We are starting a new weekly blog post series called Tech Tuesdays. Check back every week for some helpful tips for integrating technology into the classroom. Shopkeepers – this is a great opportunity to get your shop featured on our blog by writing a guest blog post with your favorite technology tips. Introducing young researchers… Read more »

How far have they slid already?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Physical Education, Pre-K, Reading.

By now you have probably heard about our Avoid the Summer Slide promotion. We are promoting the wonderful, free teacher-created materials at http://avoidthesummerslide.com to parents who want to help their children avoid learning loss known as the “summer slide.” Feel free to share this great website with your friends, followers and family! We have already shared some creative ideas… Read more »