5+ Nonfiction Podcasts for the Elementary Classroom

Podcasts will be an ideal resource for teaching this year. Whether you're teaching in person with distance and looking for varied independent work or online and have run out of audiobook links, podcasts could make for great independent learning.

5 Structures for Online Morning Meetings

If you teach elementary, you're likely familiar with the idea of a morning meeting or class meeting. This is typically a time for community building and connection. When we had to switch to online learning in Spring 2020, I knew I wanted to keep elements of morning meeting. Here are 5 ideas (picture prompts, collaborative google slides, partner games, whole class games, and Flipgrid) for building connections online.

10 Strategies for Avoiding Hefty Behavior Paperwork

No matter how great you are at classroom management, there will be times when you want to create individual behavior plans and when it’s necessary to the health of your classroom. Still, it should a later step in the classroom management process because it requires so much work. If you can, I encourage you to wait on an individual behavior plan until you have tried some of these ideas.

It's the time when adults are just waiting until a kid becomes more tolerable, but these kids aren't just tolerable, they're lovable - crazy, yes - but lovable.

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