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Setting the Scene for Inspiration - FIVE free tips for easily generating a creative and engaging classroom environment

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum.  But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time.  Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!

Why I Don't Use Interactive Notebooks in my Secondary Classroom

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum. But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time. Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students!

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If you have every played Spoons, then you know how fun and engaging that game is. Have you ever thought about playing Spoons in the classroom? This post explains how teachers can use an academic version of the highly engaging Spoons game to review concepts. Free games included!

Playing Spoons in the Classroom {Highly Engaging Review Game}

Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process — with significant benefits for students.

The Importance of Building Community in the Classroom

Schools and classrooms are where children spend a significant amount of time each week, and teachers have an opportunity to help their students make the most of that time together by developing a classroom community each day.

Rather than repeatedly correcting students for the same errors, create a bulletin board display explaining the error, and correct the procedure. Click to get more teaching tips and advice!

Advice from Veteran Teachers: Slideshows & Articles

New teachers will find valuable advice from veteran teachers on parent-teacher communication, lesson planning, and more. Use these resources to help manage your classroom and plan your curriculum.

Check out our collection of resources and tips for new teachers on a variety of topics, from teaching methods to assessment. You'll find great advice from experienced educators in two formats: slideshows or text. We hope that every teacher who spends his or her days making a difference in the life of a child will appreciate these choice bits of advice from veteran teachers. A big thank-you to all of the teachers who contributed their sage advice to help make the lives of other teachers…

Advice from Veteran Teachers: Slideshows & Articles

New teachers will find valuable advice from veteran teachers on parent-teacher communication, lesson planning, and more. Use these resources to help manage your classroom and plan your curriculum.

SO powerful. A must read for any teacher. One of the best things I have ever read on Pinterest!

MUST READ----- Every Friday Chase’s teacher asks her students to write down the names of 4 children.

Bringing the RIGHT guest speakers to an English class can make a world of difference to student engagement. Read 6 ideas from Secondary Sara and Nouvelle ELA to apply to the secondary classroom.

The right guest speaker can get even the most grumpy teenagers to sit up straighter, lean in, and maybe put in a little more effort i.

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