You can enjoy teaching. But first, you must survive. How? Just organize, plan, and simplify. Then it's time to thrive. Learn new things. Engage your students. And finally - dive in!
With Google Sites, kids can build collaborative websites. Just create a Google Site. Add the directions and a page for each student. Then you can sit back and watch. In no…Read More
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
Student contracts can solve classroom problems. When a child is floundering, try this. First, schedule a three-way meeting. Discuss problems in a kind, matter-of-fact way. Second, as a group, create…Read More