Why should we review classroom procedures after break? I hate to break it to you, but the honeymoon period is officially over. You all know what I’m talking about. Those blissful beginning weeks of school when behavior issues are at a minimum, and students seem to be genuinely excited to be at school are coming to an end. This year many of us were lucky and the back-to-school honeymoon may ... Read More about Why you should review classroom procedures after break!
Teaching fractions just got a whole lot more exciting with these three fraction challenges for students. Rather than teaching fractions in worksheets or on the whiteboard, use some of these challenges to get students to use and model fractions in creative ways. In the Find a Fraction Challenge students will find fractions in everyday life, and in the Create an Episode Fraction Challenge, ... Read More about 3 Fraction Challenges for Upper Elementary
No matter how many new ideas enter the educational world, one thing is for certain... New content is going to be introduced to students...obviously. But learning new content is hard for many students and for most, organizing it is even harder. Using educational flipbooks while teaching new content is exactly what your students need as they conquer the new content in your ... Read More about How to use Educational Flipbooks for Digital Learning
Task cards remind me a lot of cards from the board game Trivial Pursuit. Each card has a task or question on it, and the task cards can be used in a variety of ways. Let’s be honest, if you have been teaching elementary school for a while, you are probably super familiar with task cards. Typically task cards are used in centers or for full group practice of skills, or even as the playing cards for ... Read More about 3 Unexpected Ways to Use Task Cards
Learning text structures helps students begin the process of analyzing information and questioning the purpose of the texts they read. As students get older, knowing their text structures allows them to determine the goal of the writer and decide whether a text is appropriate for their tasks. (i.e. a research project or essay). Teaching text structures can be difficult, but with the right ... Read More about Teaching Text Structures: Helpful Hacks