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 »

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 »

Getting students with special needs ready for back to school

Posted under Bulletin Board, Parents, Special Education, Speech Therapy.

Back to school transition time can be stressful for kids, and it can be especially stressful for kids with special needs. Keep Speaking 2 Me shares some tips for helping children with special needs transition to the new schedule for back to school. Transitions happen everywhere in our lives. We change settings, activities, communication partners. Often,… Read more »

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 »

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 »