Building A Positive Classroom Community
By Presto Plans With the pressure for secondary teachers to meet curriculum expectations in such a limited time, building a classroom community can sometimes be put on the back burner. What many teachers don’t realize is that by intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Below are my 5 favorite…
I wish my teacher knew ~ a gamechanger for 4th grade
A colleague shared the "I wish my teacher knew" phenomenon with me this year. She'd tried it with her fourth-grade class, and I was anxious to try it with my own. When I did, I
Teaching Growth Mindset with Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect introduction to growth mindset concepts!
Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids & Parents - The Kitchen Table Classroom
These free watercolor growth mindset quotes for kids are a great reminder to keep trying! Growth quotes perfect for encouraging growth mindset for kids!
Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogy
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Many parents say meditation is a helpful tool for their kids. More research is needed to understand how meditation might specifically benefit kids with learning and attention issues. But it can be a good way to help all kids cope with stress and "quiet the mind." Here are seven apps to introduce your child to meditation. Try Tech Finder for more: u.org/TechFinder
5 Relaxation Techniques for Kids in Class
Here are five techniques to promote relaxation in your classroom - can be used for individuals, pairs, small groups or the whole class.
Why You Should Ignore Difficult Students The First Week Of School
Smart Classroom Management: Why You Should Ignore Difficult Students The First Week Of School
Goal setting made easy. Students write their goals on sticky notes that are up on the wall for all to see. When they've reached them, they can place them back in their data binders where they were recording progress, etc.
A New Way to Introduce the Color Wheel - The Art of Education University
I recently took a graduate class titled “Supports for English Language Learners.” In this class, I learned various strategies to use when teaching English Language Learners. I was also reminded of the importance of using vocabulary and visual aids in my lesson plans. I found most of the strategies I learned from this class can […]
Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids
The 5 Things Teens Should Know About Negative Thinking Negative thinking affects much more than just your thoughts. It c...