How I Create and Maintain A Positive Classroom Culture for K-2!
Hi everyone! It's Naomi O'Brien from Read Like a Rock Star! I've noticed a lot of teachers heading back to school, and thought I'd share a few of the ideas I use to create a positive classroom culture. For years, my coworkers chalked my sweet and well behaved classes up to the "luck of the draw", but then they had to admit, it must have been something I was doing. We, the teachers, really are responsible for setting the tone in our classroom. Our children are always watching us and how we…
It's getting to be that time of year again. Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC's). I have to say that I love PTC's. Working at the school that I did, it might be the only time I ever saw and actually communicated with the parents of certain students. Yes it meant long days at the school and trying to find a nice way to say "YOU WANT TO SEE PROGRESS?!? TRY WORKING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME!!!", but it also meant that parents and I were coming together to try and help their child become better…
The #1 Way to Improve Student Behavior! - Let Them Self-Assess
Love this student self-assessment. It was the perfect way to improve student behavior and parent communication. Best classroom management tip yet!
This is a packet that contains goal setting and tracking activities for kids that can be kept in student portfolios. It also contains some teacher centered pages to help keep track of the goals as well.
Play-Based Teaching Resources | K - 3
Top Teacher is one-stop destination for all teacher's resources from year K-3. Browse a variety of downloadable play based learning activities and worksheets!
Parent Teacher Conferences Self-Evaluation
This free worksheet gives a place for: -students to evaluate themselves before conferences -teachers to voice their concerns -students and parents to set goals once conferences are over Font by KG Fonts Thank you!
FREE Parent Teacher Conference forms that will help yours be successful! It's all about being planned and prepared! These FREE forms will help!
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Use the Studio Habits as a Guide for Reflective Self-Assessment (The Art of Education)
The Studio Habits of Mind (SHOM) can be a phenomenal framework for organizing your Student Learning Outcomes, daily targets, essential questions, and more! Whether you teach from local or National Sta
Report Card Student Self-Reflection - Inspire Me ASAP
How do you pass out report cards in your classroom? In the past few years, I have done everything from just putting them on their desk right or in their mailbox before the bell rang to having an individual conference with each child. Simply putting the report cards in their mailbox did not provide enough feedback for the [...]
POW: Product of the Week
My featured Product of the Week this week is my Detailed Participation Rubric. I developed this handy tool several years ago after having students ask "Why did you give me that participation grade?" I think if the phrasing of that question doesn't irk you a bit, you probably haven't been asked it yet! After I bit back the urge to say, "I didn't give you any grade; you earned it," I realized that I was being pretty ambiguous about students' participation and should probably provide students…
Conferencing Feedback Form-English & Spanish
This is a feedback form you can use when conferencing with students during reading, writing, and math. It has a "Glow" where you can praise the student for something he/she does well, and a "Grow" section where you can write a goal for the student to practice. There is an English & a Spanish f...
Self-Evaluation: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Student Self-Evaluation Conferences coming up soon? This thorough three-page student self-evaluation and goal-setting form is what you need to showcase student citizenship and progress at student-let conferences or traditional parent-teacher conferences. I recommend reading the sentences aloud as ...