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 »

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

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

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 »

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 »

5 Fun Ways to Encourage Classroom Reading

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Early Childhood, General, Grade Levels, Intermediate, Kindergarten, Language, Middle, Reading, Secondary.

By: The Teachers Lounge April is National Poetry Month. No matter the grade level, encouraging a child to read a wide variety of books & poems is an important part of their education that you can give them. That doesn’t mean it will be easy to convince them to choose Dr. Seuss over Minecraft. Here’s a… Read more »

Celebrating Pi Day!

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Holiday, Middle, Secondary.

This post was written by a member of OverDrive’s Collection Development Team to promote titles for using during your Pi Day teachings and celebrations.   This year’s Pi Day isn’t just any ol’ holiday that celebrates an irrational and transcendental number, but a once in a lifetime date in which the year lines up with… Read more »

Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Early Childhood, Intermediate, Kindergarten, Middle, Pre-K, Reading, Secondary, Writing.

Creating a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. We vow to better ourselves in some fashion, be it improving our health or donating more to charity. Resolutions can be a great way to help improve students in the classroom as well. As classes return from break, now is a great time to have your… Read more »

Rewarding in the classroom – should we be concerned?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

This post from Catia Dias opens the dialogue about management strategies regarding the use of rewards (food or tangible goodies) in the classroom. “Learning should be a reward in itself!” This is the philosophy my husband and I use to raise our children. We firmly believe that rewarding children for every single thing they do… Read more »