Writing/Journal Prompt: This is Get Organized Week. Describe a part of your life you would like to organize.
I’m moving into a new house at the end of May. I’m ridiculously excited about the new house; we’ve been in a rental since last summer, so I can’t wait to own a house and be able to make it our own. And while it’s hard to wait for several more weeks to move, the […]
There are as many ways to structure flexible grouping as there are teachers and classrooms.
Maximize your instructional time by using those small blocks of “extra” time to review content, reflect, or work on critical thinking skills, in a fun, easy way.
The What to Do Board that I had in my classroom was one of my very favorite ideas that I stole from another teacher. I just happened to see something like this in a classroom that I was walking through and immediately loved the idea. It’s easy to use, easy for students to understand, and […]
Get to Know Students: 100 Questions to Start Off the School Year 1) Are you glad to be at school? 2) Do you wish it were still summer? 48) Did you go camping this summer? For each of these 100 Questions, students respond by standing up for “yes” or remaining seated for “no.”The questions can […]
Fun and engaging ways to practice critical thinking with fun puzzles and brain teasers
Turn those extra few minutes of class into valuable time to review vocabulary or content or to reflect on recent learning.
Because you can never have enough strategy ideas in your teaching toolbox…
My kids attended a Montessori preschool, which I loved for many reasons. Montessori has a strong emphasis on personal responsibility. The kids often choose what they want to be working on. It’s their job to get out the materials they need and to put them back when they are done. The older kids (4-6 year olds) […]
Five questions to give you a good place to start when deciding what will work best for your students.
Process and questions to ask to determine the most effective means of differentiation