Summer Writing Activities for Students: Not sure how you're going to keep your students (or your own children) on the up and up with their writing over the summer? A summer writing challenge is your answer! A challenge is incentivizing by nature because of its name. That said, here are a ... Read More about Summer Writing Activities: 30-Day Summer Writing Challenge for Students
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that misbehavior is challenging. We all have days that end in frustration and exhaustion because of disruptive students or warring siblings. And we all have days that end with regret for how we responded to these situations. We might lose our cool ... Read More about Want Children to Behave? Take This Key Step!
ABC Countdown Activities for Upper Grades: Are you looking for engaging activities for your upper-grade students for the final weeks of school? You've probably seen primary level teachers use ABC countdown activities to close out the year but may not have found activities that are appropriate ... Read More about Alphabet Countdown to Summer Activities for Upper Grades
As teachers, we understand that learning doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Students arrive in our classrooms with problems, challenges, and trauma we may know nothing about. For children with a difficult or unstable home life, walking into class and focusing on academics is extremely challenging. Asking ... Read More about Do Students Learn More When They Feel Safe and Connected?
The end of the school year is a big transition for students (and teachers). Don’t just let the year fizzle to a close—end your year with memorable, meaningful, and reflective activities. Celebrate the experiences you shared, highlight what’s special about every child in your classroom, and leave ... Read More about Meaningful Ways to Provide Closure at the End of the School Year
Science says it’s natural for people to focus more on negative thoughts than on positive ones. Emotions like fear, doubt, and shame produce stress chemicals in the brain, which drive negative thinking. This can be even more true for children, who are still navigating their places in the ... Read More about Give Your Students the Ultimate Challenge: Show Gratitude on a Regular Basis