There is one thing that comforts me while I grieve that summer is finally over, and it is a Honeycrisp apple. My mouth just is all kinds of happy when I taste that juicy, sweet, crisp bite.
You may have heard your child’s teachers discussing the idea of fostering a growth mindset in their classroom. It sounds like a great approach to helping children cope with emotions, but what does that really mean, and how can you encourage a growth mindset at home?
Playing games during class is a sure-fire way to keep students engaged, and can benefit learning and retention, if the content relates to your lessons! Short, interactive activities from every subject in Evan-Moor’s Ten-Minute Activities, can help fill class time with productive learning games.
Whether you’re looking to fill an awkward time gap in the classroom or looking to find a fun, engaging game for grades 4–6, Ten-Minute Activities is the resource for you! These short, interactive activities and games for every subject reinforce class content while also practicing independent learning and engaging students in the material.
Those lazy days of summer are over, and it’s time to head back to the classroom. Here is a checklist to help you remember important first month of school details. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your teaching career, these activities can pave the way for a smooth transition into the school year.
If you’re a first-time teacher, I have a few tips to help you get ready for the first day of school:
When parents come into my classroom, one of the comments that I often hear is, “You’re so organized!” And yep, I can’t help it; I just am. If you are not naturally organized like me but want to be, this blog is for you. It’s “Classroom Organization 101!”
Welcome back! We understand that the beginning of the school year can be one of the most hectic times for educators, especially in the current climate of the world.
So, you finally landed your first classroom, and your head is swimming with new teacher advice and recommendations for your first year. You have probably gotten a lot of great new advice for your first year! Listed here are 10 things that you may not have heard yet but that will hopefully reduce your stress as a new teacher.
There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement. Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students.
Teach your child to read by introducing phonics games and reading activities at home. Phonics plays an important role in teaching children to read. It helps children understand that certain letter combinations make specific sounds. Once children understand a specific phonics pattern (word family) they can identify new words that use that same word pattern. Practicing phonemic awareness at home helps children decode words and increases their word recognition, which ultimately increases their reading fluency.