6 Tips for a Stress Free Informal Observation

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Whether you’re new to teaching or a veteran, informal observations can often bring about fear in many teachers. Knowing this, Jenn over at PrintablePrompts has used her experience to write an in-depth article to help you overcome the stress of your next observation. Take it away, Jenn… _______________________________________________________________________ Does your heart sink when the principal… Read more »

5 Tips to Keep Your Classroom Running Smoothly

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Organizing a classroom is no easy task. Whether you’re looking for a few new tips or a complete strategy to get your room in order, this article from Sunshine and Lollipops is just what you need. Take it away S&L! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flash back….it’s August 28th and I’ve just found out I will be teaching first grade. That… 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 »

A love letter to our teachers…

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There you stand. One against many. Covered in chalk dust, you wonder, “Did it work?” “Is it in there?” “Do you understand me?” And your mind goes back to Sunday night as you stare at the well-worn notebook that contains your copious notes, full of graphite marks and inked circles. The hours of painstaking review… Read more »

American Sign Language (ASL) – Not Just for Pre-Verbal Children

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Bulletin Board, Early Childhood, Grade Levels, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

This post was written by shopkeeper Sprouting New Beginnings. As teachers we have discovered that using American Sign Language (ASL) in our classroom is not just for pre-verbal children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is a wonderful strategy to support literacy in an elementary classroom. In our classes we utilize… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Fun!

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

This post was created by shopkeeper Pages of Grace. There are still snowflakes all around, but Valentine’s Day is approaching! Candy, parties, and lots of love will soon be taking over our classroom 🙂  We love celebrating Valentine’s Day, but it can be hard to lose valuable learning time.  My solution to this…Task Cards! I… Read more »

Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

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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 »