Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity for those times that you need to fill about 5 minutes before recess or lunch, or the end of the day. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom. See this blog post for a brief explanation of how you can get started in your classroom.
Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for students to absorb. I have this simple little trick to
Are you an elementary education teacher looking for more classroom ideas? This classroom management tip will ease the stress of transitions in the classroom! Using music in the classroom is a fabulous classroom management tool! Check out these awesome lists! You can listen to the music on the website!
Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer routines! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity! All you have to do is choose the day of the week for each, and your planning is complete.
This toolkit has all you need to launch an effective classroom job & economy in your classroom. Expensive prize box maintenance, complex class rewards systems, and the management of brag tags are not my jam. Creating a classroom economy system that helps students practice money management, focuses on job responsibilities, and rewards students in meaningful ways is a much better use of instructional time.
Your Job -vs- My Job: This is a great back to school activity. We met up at the small group table and discussed jobs that students might have, and the jobs a teacher has to do. We discussed what would happen if we didn't do these things? Once we created our anchor chart we all signed it as a contract reminding ourselves of the importance of being responsible and doing our jobs in the classroom.