Google Slides are great for Collaborative Work! Think about collaborative story writing, number sense routine discussions, jigsaw reading, and more! See my periodic table project for one such idea.
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.
I love making my own games for math class, but I also am willing to purchase something that's completely made by someone else if it's worthwhile. Here is a list of 14 games I've tried with students and enjoyed.
We as educators and parents have to make kids believe that we care about character. We care about WHO they become more than just WHAT they become.
Novels in Verse are quick reads that are gold mines filled with figurative language, empathy, diversity, and author style. Help your students love this genre with these recommendations.
I love Morning Meetings with my sixth graders. Our typical Morning Meetings follow the structure from Responsive Classroom, but there are some days that we spend a lot longer on activities than others. Sprinkled throughout the year, I love to teach my students mind games. These mind games are ones that can only be done... Continue Reading →
These poetry smashbooks give me SUCH insight into every kid. It's amazing the things that they write about and let me see. They share so much if they're just told that they can.