If we want to be effective teachers, we must also be effective relationship-builders and connecting with students is key. Research shows that meaningful student-teacher relationships are associated with short and long-term improvements in: student academic engagement grades ... Read More about Tips for Getting to Know Your Students Beyond the Surface
Growth Mindset Bell Ringers- Quick and Easy Daily Growth Mindset Warm-Ups: You've learned about growth mindset concepts and you know that you want to implement them in your classroom, right? The concepts resonate with you and you understand that student achievement can be heavily impacted by it ... Read More about Growth Mindset Bell Ringers: Daily Growth Mindset Activities for Your Students
Why Every Classroom Needs a Safe Space for Students Over the last several years, schools have increasingly recognized the importance of social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which people understand and manage their emotions, achieve goals, feel empathy ... Read More about Why Every Classroom Needs a Safe Space for Students
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! Fill their writing time with summer writing prompts that are engaging and fun! The ... 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