Take Ten! Classroom Rules!
So I've been doing a lot of reading this summer! Namely--- the FANTASTICALLY STUPENDOUS-- Ron Clark. I read his books and feel like a LOUSY teacher-- but he ignites in me a desire to do SO MUCH BETTER than I ever thought I could before! These two are my favorites of his! He does SUCH a great job of offering encouragement and purpose! When you read his essential rules, he adds purpose, and he talks about the importance of the rules coming from a desire to see students be the best version of…
Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions
As you know from your own discussions, a great conversationalist is someone who really listens to others and who demonstrates this by linking his or her ideas to those of others in the group. This skill is so important that it's stated in the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards for collaborative discussion at almost every grade level. Read this post for tips about how to teach kids to have meaningful discussions.
The Literary Maven: Successful Socratic Seminars: Help Students Prepare, Participate & Reflect on Classroom Discussions
Are you thinking about holding a socratic seminar in your classroom? Or maybe your last whole class discussion didn't work out so well? Read on for why fishbowl discussions are the way to go and how to help students prepare for, participate in, and reflect on class discussions.
Book of Virtues
Lesson Plan Twinklemom's Primary Lesson Plan Individual Unit Download Unit 1: Self Discipline Unit 2: Compassion Unit 3: Responsibility Unit 4: Friendship Unit 5: Work Unit 6: Courage Unit 7:...
Presidential Copywork with Gilbert Stuart Paintings-Plus Timeline Roundup 1755 - Blessed Beyond A Doubt
Did you know August is American Artist Appreciation Month? I never found art interesting until I took […]
HOTS Question Cards
Here's a FREE resource that supports higher order thinking skills (HOTS) in your classroom! There are six pages of question stems aligned with the Bloom's Taxonomy (revised), plus storage labels. This is a colorful way to make sure you're using a variety of questions during classroom discussions.Loo...
Famous Quotes Worksheets Distance Learning
Here are 8 ready-to-use worksheets to use with famous quotes plus an idea sheet with more ways to use them! FREE Quotes in the Classroom - 8 Activities for Using Famous Quotes! FREE Quote of the Day Use this worksheet with a quote displayed on the board. This would be great to use daily as morn...
Why Teach Cursive First
As a culture we have been mistakenly led to believe that manuscript is easier for students to learn than cursive. By reserving cursive for third grade we have given a whole generation the false impression that cursive is the “adult” form of handwriting and printing is simpler. However, this is simply not the case. Cursive has six primary advantages over manuscript:
Paul Revere Word Problems FREEBIE - Common Core 3rd Grade Math
Paul Revere Word Problems FREEBIE Common Core Math - 3rd Grade This file includes 5 math word problems about Paul Revere and his family that reinforce 3rd grade Common Core Math Standards. They were created to compliment our 3rd grader's study of Paul Revere in Social Studies. Each word problem is ...
50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing
50 student rewards that don't cost a thing-don't break the bank reinforcing your students' positive behaviors!
Greek Roots Interactive Flash Cards
These Greek & Latin roots PowerPoint flash cards work like traditional flash cards except instead of using plain ol' text, these flash cards use interesting, colorful, funny images and animations to teach your students the meaning of Greek and Latin roots.How does it work?Write the ten Greek &am...
Memorial Day, Symbols of Freedom, Facts, Fill Ins, Research Interactive Fan
SYMBOLS OF FREEDOM, FACTS, FILL INS, RESEARCH INTERACTIVE FAN | American History | This new Memorial Day Symbols of Freedom learning tool is so much fun and loaded with visuals to boost your reading lessons.
Socratic Circle Teacher Observations (Summary)
This "Socratic Seminar Teacher Observations (Summary)" is designed as a guide to enable a teacher to quickly document individual student performance on key parameters and summarize whole class performance. Five behavioral objectives are clearly stated. The guide also includes an area for debriefin...