March is International Idea Month and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than to inspire students to grow their own ideas into reality. An amazing way to start this process is with the book What Do you Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada. Then follow up
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Help your students feel the Luck of the Irish with fun and engaging activities for St. Patrick’s Day! From writing to math to reading, you will have all of your bases covered! Your students will enjoy switching up the normal routine as they complete these activities for St. Patrick’s Day.
SEL, the acronym for Social Emotional Learning that all educators are hearing at every turn. You know it is important. You agree that it should be addressed. But how is it possible for you to add one more thing to your already overflowing plate? Focusing on Social Emotional Learning in
There is so much power in teaching our students about history using biographies. We can all learn from the success and failures of others. But biographies often get a bad rap of being dry and boring. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, through this genre, our students
February is the sweetest month of the year! You can just feel the love with all of the Valentine’s Day talk and goodies around you. I love to tap into that feeling and carry it over into the classroom. February is a great time to teach all about friendships and
Once upon a time, teachers discovered the power of fables in their classrooms. But as technology advanced and children’s books began to grace every shelf, this long-time tradition started to die out, and the reasons to teach fables were lost. They were replaced with YouTube videos and catchy rhyming pages
Are you a routine person? Do you do the same things every day when you wake up and right before you go to bed? Most of us probably do. We get into the groove of effective methods and eventually they become a habit. This is neither good nor bad. I’m
It’s the beginning of a new year! The perfect time to start fresh both in and out of the classroom. I don’t know about you, but I love to incorporate holiday and seasonal activities into my schedule. It makes everything so much more exciting and helps out engagement tremendously! These
September signals that fall is almost here and that means it’s time to pull out our favorite September picture books and activities to share with our kiddos. When I think of September, I automatically think of back to school, changing leaves, Hispanic Heritage Month, and all the fun September National
How would you define student achievement? I want you to meet Abigail and Michael. Abigail makes straight A’s. She is definitely a smart kid who never has to study and picks up new concepts easily. Michael, on the other hand, has never had school come “easy” to him. He started
Having the right classroom management tools in your teaching toolkit can completely change your class dynamic! We all know students learn better in a well-managed classroom. How do we get there though? Sometimes it seems impossible! Here are 9 essential management tools to add a little peace and order to
We’ve all been there: your classroom is looking a little dated or worn down. Maybe you’re just feeling uninspired and need some help sparking creativity into your classroom decor! Luckily for you, we have some easy-to-implement tips that will help you transform your classroom from boring and dreary to a