Modeling classroom rules

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

We have heard time and time again that establishing routines, expectations and rules at the start of the school year is one of the best ways to encourage good behavior in class throughout the year. Today we share tips from two of our shopkeepers on how to create, communicate and enforce classroom expectations throughout the year…. Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Smart ideas for using your SMART Board

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom.

Many teachers are still trying to figure out ways to use their interactive whiteboards with their students. Use this technology as a teaching tool, not as a dry erase board. Here are some fun and simple ideas from Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology to begin using your SMART Board! For early learners, put your morning… Read more »

Establishing a community of learners to facilitate classroom management

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

Mrs. A. Colwell’s Creations was recently asked by an education college student about what she does in her classroom for classroom management. Below is her response. I believe the very best thing you can start off doing is creating an environment or a community of mutual respect. I’ve even seen classrooms where respect is their… Read more »

Establishing routines and morning work ideas

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Math, Writing.

TeachersTreehouse knows the importance of establishing routines in the classroom. Today she shares what has worked in her classroom along with some morning work ideas! Implementing these ideas will make your days run smoothly. Have a morning routine  Find out if your school has morning news or announcements, whether your students eat breakfast with you… Read more »

Procedures are the most important thing we can teach our students

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

Fun and Fancy Free in First Grade shares why procedures are the most important thing you can teach students to help them be self-reliant problem solvers. Ultimately we want our students to be self-reliant problem solvers, and yet so many of us don’t take the time to build the foundation (procedural knowledge) of support needed to achieve… Read more »

Find middle and high school students to volunteer in your classroom

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Do you know that middle and high school students usually need around 40 or more volunteer hours to apply for scholarships to college? My advice to you is to contact your local middle school or high school to receive a list of students they know are looking for volunteer opportunities. These students are typically eager… Read more »