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 »

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 »

Rewarding positive behavior

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

Looking for some ideas to start implementing positive reinforcement in the classroom? Here’s some unique tips from two shopkeepers. Positive Reinforcement by Socrates Lantern Kids always do better when given positive reinforcement. So, after you correct tests, English compositions, reports, or anything else, always write a note along with the grade. Of course it’s easy… Read more »

Listening skills are important for smooth classroom management

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

Close your eyes and envision your classroom. Is it loud? Are students not paying attention? Do you ever wonder why your students aren’t better listeners? This is a great post from Selma Dawani with ideas to help your students develop listening skills. Listening is an important learning and communication skill that is emphasized in the common… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Quick tips for encouraging good behavior

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Our shopkeepers love sharing quick tips for encouraging students to demonstrate good behavior. Here are a few of our favorites! The 2nd Grade Spot This was a huge hit in my classroom this year! Whenever we had a few extra minutes we would play the compliment game. I would start by giving a thoughtful compliment… Read more »