Meet Brenda. She’s a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 35 years teaching upper elementary students. Now she wants to share the recipe for a long, fulfilling career. First, to survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration.
Biography research projects can engage your entire class. Just use the Goldilocks principle. In other words, the process shouldn’t be too easy or too hard. Instead, it should be just…Read More
Differentiation comes in three types. First, teachers can alter the content. That’s easy. Second, they can vary the process, or activity. Finally, teachers can change up products. (more…)Read More
Classroom rules should be developed together. To begin, remind the class of your number one priority: learning. Ask them to brainstorm a list of conditions in which they learn best.…Read More
Student learning. Whose responsibility is it anyway? Unfortunately, this question can cause a lot of finger pointing. Parents may point to teachers. At the same time, teachers point to students.…Read More
Difficult students can ruin a school year. When you encounter challenging kids in your classroom, take these steps. First, use proactive strategies to fend off bad behavior. Second, establish reactive…Read More