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In Praise of Think-Pair-Share: Click the image above to go to our 16-minute podcast about the benefits of this strategy and some tips for making the most of it.

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy

Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.

Getting Ready for the Start of School, Part II: Why Some Teachers Have Smooth-Running Classrooms by Muriel Rand

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Getting Ready for the Start of School, Part II: Why Some Teachers Have Smooth-Running Classrooms by Muriel Rand

Worried that you'll never nail down your classroom management techniques? Read this guest post to learn five things all effective classroom managers do.

Effective Classroom Managers Do These 5 Things

Today's guest blogger is Leah from What's New with Leah. Her post is all about the five essential steps that the most effective classroom managers take to ensure they're maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning in their classrooms. I'll never forget my first teaching job. It was at a troubled urban school. I was a 23 year-old grad student with absolutely no teaching

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Managment: If you are having classroom management problems, take a look at this article, which explains what NOT to do, and the more effective practices you should try instead.

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management

Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new teachers often develop and proposes some better classroom management techniques.

Getting Control of a Difficult Class-  a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope!  #classroom management

Getting Control of a Very Difficult Class

Getting Control of a Difficult Class- a MUST READ for any teacher at the end of his or her rope! #classroom management

As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students’ attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson …

20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention

As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students' attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson to keep kids from day dreaming...or worse yet, nodding off. Here are some ideas: Desk Switch: Students have ten seconds (count down from ten) to find another desk to sit

Why Your Students Can’t Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It)

Why Your Students Can't Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused

As a teacher, you might think, 'What can I do right now with this wiggly, disorganized kid?' 6 ways to help kids with ADHD & executive function deficits.

The 7 Rules Of Handling Difficult Students - Smart Classroom Management

The 7 Rules Of Handling Difficult Students

If you're like most teachers, two or three difficult students take up most of your time. On the days when they're absent, or pulled from your class, everything goes smoothly. Teaching is more fun. You're more relaxed. And you can cruise through your lessons without interruption. Hooray! But when they're sitting in class, which seems

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | Edutopia

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | Edutopia

Activities

Fun activity if students finish early with assignments...what a great way to foster creativity! GENERAL

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We all have early finishers. Why not plan ahead with these few simple ideas to help you prepare for when your students are done early!

Activities for Early Finishers

We all have early finishers. Why not plan ahead with these few simple ideas to help you prepare for when your students are done early!

Non fiction fun

Non fiction fun

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Continue Reading →

Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogy

Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.

Icebreaker! This seems like a fun game to play with my friends for my b day! But maybe change up the questions

Ice Breakers

Because I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.

Ice Breaker Activity  Materials needed:   DIY poster board to serve as a key and individual fun size M&M bags.

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Youth Grants provides a collection of resources on philanthropic and government support of youth development.

Liar Liar is a simple ESL activity to introduce or add to any unit on crime for teens and adults. A great way to get them engaged and speaking.

Liar Liar - ESL Kids Games

Liar Liar is a simple activity that I have used recently while teaching the topic of crime. It's a simple activity and a great way to introduce the unit of crime.

Fun Game to Learn and Practice High Level or ESL Vocabulary Words in the Classroom—Shabooinary from LearnFromMe

Fun Game to Learn and Practice High Level or ESL Vocabulary Words in the Classroom—Shabooinary

Need a fun vocabulary game to play with your classes? Try Shabooinary! It's a great game to learn and practice vocabulary words of all levels along with ESL vocabulary. Will you Shaboo?

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

Roll A Topic Ice Breaker Freebie

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question...

Fichas imprimibles para trabajar vocabulario en inglés. Printable vocabulary worksheets.

Vocabulary

Fichas imprimibles para trabajar vocabulario en inglés. Printable vocabulary worksheets.

Place Prepositions - Worksheet 1 (B&W version)

FUNTASTIC ENGLISH 2

ENGLISH TEACHING RESOURCES FOR 2ND GRADERS

ESL Speaking and Listening Activities: Practice Rooms of the House and Furniture Vocabulary plus Prepositions of Locations with these Task Cards. Also included: Find the Differences Partner Activity

House Vocabulary and Prepositions of Location for ESL

ESL Speaking and Listening Activities: Practice Rooms of the House and Furniture Vocabulary plus Prepositions of Locations with these Task Cards. Also included: Find the Differences Partner Activity

Cause and effect anchor chart for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Cause and Effect With Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Around the Kampfire

Cause and effect activities and teaching ideas with FREE student printables to use with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Kaboom! This is easily the BEST CENTER GAME EVER! It's fun, engaging, easily adaptable to ANY content, and it never ends! It's the perfect activity for your fast finishers, and great for practicing math facts and sight words! Definitely a classroom MUST HAVE!

Kaboom! Possibly The Best Center Game Ever! - Teaching with Jillian Starr

Kaboom! This is easily the BEST CENTER GAME EVER! It's fun, engaging, easily adaptable to ANY content, and it never ends! It's the perfect activity for your fast finishers, and great for practicing math facts and sight words! Definitely a classroom MUST HAVE!

Say hi to our wonderful guest blogger, Alicia Christian, aka The Elementary Professor! Vocabulary practice is something teachers are always trying to increase. Now with more reading in t…

5 Fun Word Games for Vocabulary Practice

Say hi to our wonderful guest blogger, Alicia Christian, aka The Elementary Professor! Vocabulary practice is something teachers are always trying to increase. Now with more reading in t…

Early finishers option - new one each week

Early finishers option - new one each week

Bring literature circles into your classroom in a new, fun, and creative way with interactive notebook activities and assignments.

LITERATURE CIRCLE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

Bring literature circles into your classroom in a new, fun, and creative way with interactive notebook activities and assignments.

Cool Math Activity for Kids - Cup Equations Spinner

Cool Math Activity for Kids - Planning Playtime

Looking for a Cool Math Activity for Kids? These Cup Equation Spinners are simple, versatile and fun. Practice lots of fun math skills with just a few cups.

Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity

Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity

In these early weeks of school, it's so important to enforce the idea of teamwork among your classroom. I feel that if you have a classroom that functions as a community, everything runs more smoothly. My teacher and I discussed the importance of team-building exercises among the students this week. She told me that she loves to incorporate them into the classroom and that they usually produce wonderful results! I was more than excited to see it with my own eyes. For our team-building…

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you

Beat Anxiety Without the Use of Prescription Pills

Miscellaneous

The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year

Hint: it includes zombies.

"English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat."

19 Times The English Language Made Absolutely No Sense Whatsoever

"English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat."

How to Edit: 25 Tips for Improving Your Writing (Plus an Editing Checklist)

Learning how to edit? Before sharing your writing with the world, apply these editing tips. We show you exactly how to make edits to your own work, using an editing checklist.

TED talks are great for a lot of things. They're educational, inspirational, and sometimes even funny. These are the 5 funniest TED talks I've ever seen. via @pattitudez

5 TED Talks That Are Funnier Than Most of Today's TV Comedies

TED talks are great for a lot of things. They're educational, inspirational, and sometimes even funny. These are the 5 funniest TED talks I've ever seen. via @pattitudez

16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edtech #edchat #gafe

Shake Up Learning | Shake Up Learning in your classroom today!

Shake Up Learning in your classroom today!

the top 5 ted talks that will change your life

5 TED Talks to Watch When You're Ready to Change Your Life

With over 2,100 TED Talks, it can be hard to know which to pick. These 5 TED Talks are what we recommend watching when you're ready to change your life.

Inspirational Ted Talks - Acting Mama

How To STOP Screwing Yourself Over And Over Again

TED talks are incredible way of sharing thoughts and experiences that matter. Learned lessons that can change someone else' life

Are you a teacher with anxiety? You're not alone. This post offers 7 tips for dealing with anxiety from an educator who's been there.

7 Tips for Teachers with Anxiety — The Designer Teacher

Are you a teacher with anxiety? You're not alone. This post offers 7 tips for dealing with anxiety from an educator who's been there.

Everyone has a friend like this

Everyone has a friend like this

17 Apps for Teachers in 2017 | aprillesher.com

55 Creative Writing Prompts for Teens and Preteens |

55 Creative Writing Prompts for Teens and Tweens

Get your tween writing creatively today! Encourage expression and examination of ideas with these creative writing ideas for teens and tweens.

10 Simple Ways to Show Students You Care...read all about them.

What I Know For Sure About Learning

10 Simple Ways to Show Students You Care...read all about them.

Some Activities to Talk Nonstop Using Comparatives and Superlatives | Blog de Cristina

Some Activities to Talk Nonstop Using Comparatives and Superlatives

It is still raining . It is raining again today. Of course it is raining. This is Asturias and we don't get to be the dear, green place - Asturias "natural paradise"- without more than our fair share of rain, but I'm beginning to get a bit sick with so much rain. I need the sun, or rather my

Impressive Questions to Ask an Interviewer

Impressive Questions to Ask an Interviewer

Arts and crafts

Top 40 Christmas Art And Craft Ideas For The Kids Christmas Celebrations

Top 40 Christmas Art And Craft Ideas For The Kids - Christmas Celebration - All about Christmas

The arrival of Christmas season brings joy and happiness to every member of the family, especially the tiny tots. The kids have special love for [...]

ESL Amplified: Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

AMPLIFYING your ESL instruction is all about increasing comprehensible input for your students. In other words, ELLs learn best when you use instructional strategies that make your teaching (input) as easy to understand as possible (comprehensible). Makes sense, right? Amplification strategies are easy to adapt to whatever content you are teaching, and they are naturally differentiating (meaning students of all language abilities will benefit from their use). AMPLIFICATION STRATEGY: Use…

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Surprise DIY

nice photo instructions show how to fold an origami jumping frog. looks easy enough for kids!

Make an origami frog that really jumps! - It's Always Autumn

nice photo instructions show how to fold an origami jumping frog. looks easy enough for kids!

DIY photo bookmark craft. The perfect gift for readers. Add some hearts and make it a Valentines card/bookmark

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DIY photo bookmark craft. The perfect gift for readers. Add some hearts and make it a Valentines card/bookmark

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The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year

Hint: it includes zombies.

"English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat."

19 Times The English Language Made Absolutely No Sense Whatsoever

"English isn't a language, it's three languages stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat."

Top 40 Christmas Art And Craft Ideas For The Kids Christmas Celebrations

Top 40 Christmas Art And Craft Ideas For The Kids - Christmas Celebration - All about Christmas

The arrival of Christmas season brings joy and happiness to every member of the family, especially the tiny tots. The kids have special love for [...]

ESL Amplified: Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

AMPLIFYING your ESL instruction is all about increasing comprehensible input for your students. In other words, ELLs learn best when you use instructional strategies that make your teaching (input) as easy to understand as possible (comprehensible). Makes sense, right? Amplification strategies are easy to adapt to whatever content you are teaching, and they are naturally differentiating (meaning students of all language abilities will benefit from their use). AMPLIFICATION STRATEGY: Use…

heart marcador de pgs

Surprise DIY

nice photo instructions show how to fold an origami jumping frog. looks easy enough for kids!

Make an origami frog that really jumps! - It's Always Autumn

nice photo instructions show how to fold an origami jumping frog. looks easy enough for kids!

How to Edit: 25 Tips for Improving Your Writing (Plus an Editing Checklist)

Learning how to edit? Before sharing your writing with the world, apply these editing tips. We show you exactly how to make edits to your own work, using an editing checklist.

TED talks are great for a lot of things. They're educational, inspirational, and sometimes even funny. These are the 5 funniest TED talks I've ever seen. via @pattitudez

5 TED Talks That Are Funnier Than Most of Today's TV Comedies

TED talks are great for a lot of things. They're educational, inspirational, and sometimes even funny. These are the 5 funniest TED talks I've ever seen. via @pattitudez

16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edtech #edchat #gafe

Shake Up Learning | Shake Up Learning in your classroom today!

Shake Up Learning in your classroom today!

Fun activity if students finish early with assignments...what a great way to foster creativity! GENERAL

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the top 5 ted talks that will change your life

5 TED Talks to Watch When You're Ready to Change Your Life

With over 2,100 TED Talks, it can be hard to know which to pick. These 5 TED Talks are what we recommend watching when you're ready to change your life.

Inspirational Ted Talks - Acting Mama

How To STOP Screwing Yourself Over And Over Again

TED talks are incredible way of sharing thoughts and experiences that matter. Learned lessons that can change someone else' life

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share: Click the image above to go to our 16-minute podcast about the benefits of this strategy and some tips for making the most of it.

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy

Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.

Are you a teacher with anxiety? You're not alone. This post offers 7 tips for dealing with anxiety from an educator who's been there.

7 Tips for Teachers with Anxiety — The Designer Teacher

Are you a teacher with anxiety? You're not alone. This post offers 7 tips for dealing with anxiety from an educator who's been there.

We all have early finishers. Why not plan ahead with these few simple ideas to help you prepare for when your students are done early!

Activities for Early Finishers

We all have early finishers. Why not plan ahead with these few simple ideas to help you prepare for when your students are done early!