The Key to Student Engagement

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Every year states seem to use a new metric to show if a student is hitting learning goals. As a result, teachers are feeling the strain of constantly being tested for effectiveness and are looking for answers. We’re asking some of our top shops how they meet the challenge. Jennifer T of the shop EngagingLessons… Read more »

How to Use Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers in Your Classroom

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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

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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 »

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

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As you can probably guess, there’s no one way to connect to a student as a teacher. Luckily, Lynn of TiePlay Educational Resources sat down to write about some of the ways you can engage effectively with students in the classroom. Here’s Lynn: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ “Hello class….And now for today’s lecture on….” Remember hearing this in… Read more »

10 tips to boost your confidence during parent-teacher conferences

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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 »

TEACH TECH: 3 Tools to Transform Your Classroom

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

Technology is permeating every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no exception. In fact, this interactive, interconnected world presents new opportunities to turn the classroom into a more positive and effective space for your students, their parents, and you. With the calendar almost ready to roll over into a new year, it’s a great… Read more »

5 Tips for keeping kids active throughout the day

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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 »

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 »