Teach It Up: The First Week - Mrs. Russell's Room
Some quick getting to know you ideas for the beginning of the school year!
Management Ideas for Lunch Procedures
Looking for some free ideas on how to gather up your littles before lunch? Take a look at these attention grabbers and general organizational tips!
8 Tips for Getting Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School This Fall
EEEK!!! July is here already. As a former teacher for over 30 years, I well remember the feeling that summer was trickling through my fingers! School will be here before you know it, and if you have kids or are a grandparent raising, or helping to raise, school age kids, you know how fast time flies
5 Books Every First-Year Teacher Should Read Before the 1st Day of School
One of the scariest parts of a teacher is the summer before they are hired for their first teaching job. There is so much that is unknown. So many ideas, emotions, and questions and yet you're powerless in a way because you just need to get into your classroom, meet your students, and start teaching...
The importance of Black Teachers
It is a fact that across the country there are more black and brown students than ever before.It is also a fact that black and brown teachers are a very small part of the make up of teachers across the country.This presents some deep needs in our teaching community…specifically a need for our teachers of color.
Getting to Know You - Mrs. Russell's Room
This year, I wanted to be intentional with my third graders as it relates to relationship. We started that on the first day of school. One of the things I’m most passionate about when it comes to academic achievement is building to mastery.Some students LOVE the first day of school, but not all students are...Read More »
What Is Flexible Seating, and Should You Use It for Your Classroom? | The TpT Blog
Before You Buy That Discarded Rocket Ship Seat… A Cautionary Tale About Flexible Seating
Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning (and it Doesn't Involve a Student Data Notebook)
Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning (and It doesn't involve a Data Notebook)
10 Tips for First Year Teachers
Teaching is hard, especially when you are a first year teacher. This blog post shares 10 tips with advice for first year teachers.
10 Back To School Activities to Build Community
Building Community in Your Classroom! Here's a post about how to get it started in your first weeks of school!