7 Ways Great Teachers Help Kids Feel Safe
Are kids feeling safe in your classroom? Find out if their social emotional needs are being met. We bet you haven't tried the seventh way!
Free School Year Calendar 2020-2021
Grab this free monthly calendar for the 2020-2021 school year from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources!
Picture Books about Belonging (Perfect for Morning Meeting Read Alouds) — Tarheelstate Teacher
Are you hoping to create a sense of belonging for your students this year? Are you keenly aware that now, more than ever, it’s important to strengthen our students’ sense of community? Creating a sense of belonging in our classrooms and establishing the expectation that students will extend a sense
5 Tips for Building Student Relationships Remotely
Building student relationships is critical every year. It may look different this year in a remote environment but it is still just as important!
Virtual Icebreakers – Back-to-School with Distance Learning
Virtual learning is not something we all thought would be happening, but it is new, real, and happening now! As summer is slowly coming to an end, it’s time to revamp some of our icebreakers for the beginning of school to make them ready for a virtual environment! 8 Virtual Ice Breaks for a Digital Back-to-School The icebreakers may look a little different, but they are even more important to build that human connection and community. It is definitely true that students learn better when…
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What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher
What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher ... and it's not what you might think! Read this terrific post by Jennifer Gonzalez to find out what really matters to parents. Be sure to download her free "deep data" chart for organizing your student data!
Incorporating Classroom Traditions to Build Classroom Community
Every year that I walk into a classroom, I have the same goal: build our class into warm, welcoming community that functions like a great, b...
Creating a Sense of Belonging: Setting the Foundation for an Inclusive Classroom Community — Tarheelstate Teacher
We all know that the beginning of the year is THE time to establish your expectations for your classroom community and how you want students to behave in your classroom environment. Today, I’m sharing the lessons and activities I use to introduce the concept of “a sense of belonging” to my students.
Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions
Do your students know how to have a REAL conversation in which they listen to others and connect their ideas? This post has some concrete strategies you can teach your kids to make that happen!
Team Stop Signs Help Kids Stop and Refocus
Team Stop Signs make it easy to stop disruptions and help your students refocus during cooperative learning lessons. Visit Laura Candler's blog to download this Team Stop Signs freebie and learn how to implement the Stop & Refocus strategy.
Teaching Kids to Accept Responsibility for their Choices
Best classroom management tool ever! This free Behavior Reflections graphic organizer from Laura Candler is a great way to teach kids to accept responsibility for their choices.
Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help you communicate expectations with students and m
Good classroom management hinges on having thought out classroom procedures that both you and your students know how to execute without thinking about them. Having classroom procedures that your students have internalized how to do makes your teaching so much easier and enjoyable. What are Classroom Procedures? Classroom procedures are the routines and actions in the classroom that you and your students do on a daily or weekly basis. Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help…
Social Emotional Learning Activity to Build Relationships with Your Students
Build classroom community with your grade 4 5 6 7 students using this social emotional anti bullying activity that will empower students to identify what hurts their feelings and have students see that words hurt the most. This activity will create a kinder, thoughtful classroom environment.
Mindfulness Activities for Kids: 17 Ways to Raise Mindful Children
17 simple and fun mindfulness activities for kids that help children learn how focus on classroom assignments, calm down and manage feelings of anxiety, exercise proper anger management, and regulate their emotions.
Building Strong Relationships with Students - The Brown Bag Teacher
Building strong relationships with students is all about saying - I see you. You matter. We want every students connected to and invested in our schools.