Story of my Name Writing
Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…
Parent Communication Logs: FREE Classroom Management Forms — Teacher KARMA
Learn how to use these FREE Parent Communication Logs to document student behavior and academic progress in your classroom. Yay classroom management!
What to do when a student refuses to work
Use these tips, tricks, strategies, and resources to help develop a plan when students refuse to work. Avoid getting in a power struggle, keep the student in the room, and get back to teaching (what teachers do best) with these strategies and ideas. Includes free printables and strategies teachers can use right away to help with behavioral problems and motivation challenges. A must read for middle and high school educators. #pathway2success
I have been able to witness a whole bunch of AWESOMENESS in some Orlando schools! Here are some great classroom themes that I've seen! Jungle These were taken at Waterford Elementary. These were taken at John Young Elementary. Here are some Jungle-ish classroom libraries... Jungle behavior charts... Superhero Owl
Free Hidden Picture Activities - Mrs. Thompson's Treasures
Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. This post may contain affiliate links. Do you remember those Highlights magazine hidden picture pages like these? I remember always having fun with those in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. I wanted to create something similar, ... Read More about Free Hidden Picture Activities
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | Cult of Pedagogy
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here's how it works.
How to Teach Sight Words to Kids With Dyslexia | Homeschooling with Dyslexia
This extremely effective way to teach sight words to kids with dyslexia helped my dyslexic son learn his sight words easily. Bonus? He enjoyed learning them as well!
How to Differentiate a Lesson Reference Guide
Need a fast way to create a differentiated lesson for your students? This handy "cheat sheet" is all you need to create a lesson to meet the needs of your GATE students. Decide on your thinking skill, content, resources, and the product by using this one page guide.
Teaching Plot with a Picture Book... with a freebie!
Use this plot PowerPoint to teach your students about plot elements. After being introduced to the elements of a plot diagram, students will read a short story and fill out a plot diagram.
A Memorable Kinesthetic Writing Lesson for Older Students — TeachWriting.org
Teaching the writing process? Try involving students kinesthetically. Play Doh can work for big kids, too! My high school students absolutely love this writing analogy that walks them through each stage of the writing process as if they were sculptors crafting a masterpiece. Differentiate your instruction with this best-practice, active learning lesson.
Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE
Classroomscreen.com: A Web Tool Teachers and Students will LOVE. Easy way to turn your browser into an interactive board. Digital stoplight, timer, calendar, random name picker, drawing tools, work symbols, text area, QR generator and more are all tools included in this free web tool.