Free 2020 – 2021 School Year Calendar
Years ago, I searched everywhere to find the perfect calendar to use with my students, but I couldn’t find Read more
Team Stop Signs Help Kids Stop and Refocus
Cooperative learning lessons are awesome for engaging students in the learning process, but sometimes a team will become overly enthusiastic and noisy. Read more
Grab Your Free School Year Calendar!
When I was teaching, I searched everywhere to find the perfect calendar for my students, but I just couldn’t find one that Read more
Appointment Clock Buddies: Make an Appointment for Learning!
If you’re looking for a fun way to form partners for cooperative learning lessons, try the Appointment Clock Buddies strategy. The Read more
Team Table Management
If your students are seated in cooperative learning groups for most of the day, it’s helpful to implement team table management strategies. For the purposes of this post, I’ll refer to each physical group of students as a “team table.” Some of your Read more
20 Terrific Quiet Signals That Work!
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When you teach hands-on lessons and use active engagement strategies, it goes without saying that you MUST have an effective quiet signal! You’ll use it over and over again, so
Easy Classroom Management System that Works!
When it comes to classroom management, actions speak louder than words. If you have an effective management system in place, you don’t have to raise your voice or waste Read more
The Magic Solution to Missing Assignments
One my biggest struggles as a 5th grade teacher was getting kids to do their homework. I’m guessing you can Read more
20 Creative Ways to Encourage Good Behavior at the End of the Year
Advice from Real Teachers Series
Do you dread the last few weeks of school because your students are full of energy and unable to Read more
Getting Started with Whole Brain Teaching
Have you heard of Whole Brain Teaching? To keep it simple, I’ll just say it’s an exciting method of delivering instruction that keeps students actively engaged in the learning process. Because students are moving, talking, Read more
15 Super Gifts for Student Teachers!
Advice from Real Teachers Blog Series
Do you have a student teacher this semester? If so, you might be trying to Read more
Motivate Students to Take Charge of Their Learning
No matter how much you love teaching, it’s easy to get discouraged this time of year. There’s so much left to do, and not enough time to get it all done. Spring fever always hits Read more