10 tips to boost your confidence during parent-teacher conferences

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There are few words that drive fear into the hearts of teachers everywhere as parent-teacher conferences. If you’re feeling waves of panic over the prospect of pouting parents, fear not—a few expert teachers from the Teacher’s Notebook community gave us their best advice for successful parent-teacher conferences. Whether this is your first year teaching or… Read more »

TEACH TECH: 3 Tools to Transform Your Classroom

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, General, Middle.

Technology is permeating every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no exception. In fact, this interactive, interconnected world presents new opportunities to turn the classroom into a more positive and effective space for your students, their parents, and you. With the calendar almost ready to roll over into a new year, it’s a great… Read more »

5 Tips for keeping kids active throughout the day

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, General, Grade Levels, Intermediate, Middle, Parents, Physical Education.

It doesn’t take many weeks into the school year before you start noticing a change in your students. Gone is the excitement generated at the beginning of the school year when learning is fresh. Now, students are struggling to stay on task. To boost engagement, give your learners ways to stay active throughout the day…. Read more »

The Power of Simple Words

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Common Core, Early Childhood, General, Grade Levels, Kindergarten, Language, Parents, Pre-K, Reading, Secondary, Writing.

As the debate about the merits of the Common Core rages across the country, it’s apparent that educational standards and what comprises a “well-rounded education” are very much in flux. Students are learning new concepts that weren’t expected 5 years ago. Teachers must continuously update their lesson plans to add the latest mandates to their… Read more »

6 Ways to Promote Calm in the Classroom

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Although the school year is still fresh, we know it can be challenging. Luckily, Kathleen from “Sunshine and Lollipops” has a few tips that can help your students (and you) stay in a great frame of mind throughout the year. Take it away, Kathleen…   In today’s fast paced world of quick breakfasts before the… Read more »

Some summer advice for a less stressful school year

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Early Childhood, General, Secondary.

Summer break. These two words are sweet music to the ears of students and teachers alike. With summer comes the long-awaited, well-deserved break from getting up early, making sure you get to class on time, getting homework done (or, in the shoes of a teacher, getting homework graded and passed back), attending after-school activities, etc…. Read more »

TEACHER TIP: The tool that can increase classroom productivity in less than 10 minutes

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, General, Middle.

Sometimes getting students to focus on the task at hand can be more difficult than catching a soapy two-year-old (you may have to trust us on that one!). Fortunately, Mrs. Mc from Mrs. Mc’s Shop has an outstanding, simple tool to help boost your classroom’s productivity when you need it most. In fact, it’s so… Read more »

The Winners and Books of the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes

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With the summer reading season in full swing, we wanted to discover what your favorite summer reading book was. Thus, the Summer Reading Fun List Sweepstakes was born! We felt it would be a great way for you to share your experiences and hopefully find some reading ideas to share with your new class in… Read more »

Three easy ways to encourage reading this summer

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, General, Grade Levels, Language, Middle, Parents, Secondary.

So your hypothetical kid, Emily, just gets home for the first day of summer vacation.  She throws her book bag into the closet, where it will remain for the next three months.  Tennis shoes fly off her feet, and eager hands tear open a fresh bag of chips from the pantry. Once properly equipped, her… Read more »