10 ways to combat bullying in the early years

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Bullying is a problem even amongst very young children. Part one of this blog post from Elizabeth Hah described how to identify what bullying is and who is at risk. Today we will share 10 ways to combat bullying in the early years. As discussed last week, bullying is a huge problem with consequences ranging from depression… Read more »

Flash card games to deepen understanding of number facts

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There are so many ways to incorporate flash cards into a fun, educational activity for your students. Common Core Connection shares some ideas to get you started. With the new emphasis on fluency with math facts, I’ve been focusing on developing games that are fun for kids and also help them develop a deep understanding of… Read more »

Brain breaks or ways to encourage students to refocus in a fast-paced world

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Everyone needs a break now and then, including your students. Here are some ideas for brain breaks from Sunshine and Lollipops that can be used during class time to refocus students so they can take a quick break, get some down time and get back to learning quickly. In the corporate world they call them a coffee break,… Read more »

Kindergarten math workshop

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In this blog post Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders – Robin S. will introduce you to her kindergarten math workshop! Come on in, sit down and make yourself comfortable while you learn about this well-oiled math machine called Math Workshop. My kindergarten team and I recently took the sea of resources we were drowning in and created a standards-based curriculum… Read more »

National Bullying Prevention Month

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October in National Bullying Prevention Month. As all educators know, bullying is a central topic in schools, so no better time to address the issue of bullying than over the next few weeks! We’ve found some amazing, free resources, created by educators like you, that help students understand what bullying is and how to prevent… Read more »

What do stars do? They shine!

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This quotation by Neil Gaiman may help simplify our stresses at the beginning of a busy week! Subplanners helps keep everything in perspective with today’s post. “What do stars do? They shine!” – Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman puts words in their poetic, simple and proper place. Of course stars shine! That’s it! No more details than that to worry about –… Read more »

Classroom notebooking: Why and how?

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Many teachers apply the idea of student notebooks in the classroom as a way to make the student’s work easily accessible and a wonderful way to track progress throughout the year. Two of our shopkeepers share their ideas and tips for mastering classroom notebooks. Ruegers Room: The benefits of classroom notebooking Over the last month,… Read more »