Beth Newingham: Classroom Tips & Strategies
Creative solutions for test review, year-long classroom themes, classroom management through reading workshop, classroom economy and mystery genre unit plans, and more
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
Making learning both engaging and purposeful for my students is my ultimate teaching goal. In my classroom, reading, writing, and math workshops are at the heart of every day. I also strive to weave technology into my curriculum and work hard to make my lessons applicable to the real world. Find more time-saving tools and teaching ideas at Top Teaching.
Setting a theme for the school year helps students feel comfortable and motivated to learn all year.
Interactive bulletin boards can help to liven up the classroom of any first year teacher. New teachers can use these fun bulletin board ideas to draw student participation.
Teach your students about responsibility by assigning classroom jobs at the beginning of the school year.
Beth Newingham presents activities for each day of your students' special week to shine.
Tips from third-grade teacher Beth Newingham to help you organize and run a reading workshop
Smart ways to increase the amount of books in your classroom library
Set up a classroom writing center where students can find the necessary materials to both draft and publish their writing.
Students study economics and economic principles by maintaining a class bank and store.
Students will become active participants in a classroom reading community. They will learn the importance of sharing their interests in literature with others, and they will realize the social aspect of reading.
In this unit, students are paired with similar readers in their class to engage in meaningful reading partnerships.