How to Use Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers in Your Classroom

Posted under 3rd Grade, Bulletin Board, General.

Keeping students engaged throughout the day is a major challenge for even the best teachers. Interactive notebook graphic organizers are a great way to pull a student into a lesson or subject and help organize their thoughts and how they process information. And thanks to Crystal over at Mrs. Wyatt’s Wise Owl Teacher Creations, they’re easy to incorporate! In this article you’ll… Read more »

6 Tips for a Stress Free Informal Observation

Posted under Bulletin Board, General, Teaching Tips.

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 »

10 tips to boost your confidence during parent-teacher conferences

Posted under Bulletin Board, Classroom, General, Teaching Tips.

There are few words that drive fear into the hearts of teachers everywhere as parent-teacher conferences. If you’re feeling waves of panic over the prospect of pouting parents, fear not—a few expert teachers from the Teacher’s Notebook community gave us their best advice for successful parent-teacher conferences. Whether this is your first year teaching or… 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 »

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 »

TEACHER TIP: The tool that can increase classroom productivity in less than 10 minutes

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, General, Middle.

Sometimes getting students to focus on the task at hand can be more difficult than catching a soapy two-year-old (you may have to trust us on that one!). Fortunately, Mrs. Mc from Mrs. Mc’s Shop has an outstanding, simple tool to help boost your classroom’s productivity when you need it most. In fact, it’s so… Read more »