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Character education is always important, but it feels even more urgent at the beginning of school, when I am trying to set the tone for the entire year. In my classroom, picture books are the perfect springboards for rich conversations on heavy...
Third grade teacher and blogger Alycia Zimmerman describes how her students draft and ratify their own classroom constitution.
During the first few weeks of school, my most important job is becoming a first-class expert on the 28 little strangers in my class. Here’s a look at four of the ways I “research” my students, from parent questionnaires to student-trait essays....
Here are some ideas that help you prepare for next year and still allow for summer fun.
Field trips are not only the perfect panacea for spring fever, every time we leave the classroom, I find that we come closer together as a community. Here are some of my tips for planning low-stress, high-impact field trips. Bon voyage!
Follow my journey to deal with the "junk drawer" otherwise known as my classroom.
Polygon-pants, photo scavenger hunts, and modern-art inspired painting projects – it’s time for math class? If you’re ready to take a walk on the wild side with some edgy shapes or a cute angle or two, take a look at some creative activities in...
Does the word "geometry" make you think of a vocab-heavy slog through rules and attributes? Explore the artsy side of geometry with my wall charts, printables, and favorite geometry activities.
Here are five classroom-tested strategies to set the stage for a fun-filled summer of reading.