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Clever teacher's mental health check-in chart inspires educators to create their own

Erin Castillo, an educator at John F. Kennedy High School in Freemont, California, created a mental health check-in chart for her students.

15 Life-Changing Middle Grade Books Great story + life lesson = 15 middle grade books worth checking out!

15 Life-Changing Middle Grade Books - WeAreTeachers

Sometimes finding books for kids in the middle grades (4-9) can be tricky, especially if you're looking for well-written, engaging, stories.

100+ Questions to Build Relationships - Distance Learning

Use this free list of over 100 questions to help build relationships, integrate social emotional learning, and develop a positive class climate with your students! Strong, positive, and genuine relationships are a foundational element for success for all learners. This includes relationships between...

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Looking for a new way for students to practice plot and setting terms? This digital breakout is intended to reinforce plot, chronological order, flashbacks, flashforwards, foreshadowing, setting, mood, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including one of Aesop's fables, a short film, descriptions of settings in excerpts of famous literature, and clips from Batman…

Plot & Setting Digital Breakout Activity - Escape From Plot Mountain

Looking for a new way for students to practice plot and setting terms? This digital breakout is intended to reinforce plot, chronological order, flashbacks, flashforwards, foreshadowing, setting, mood, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including one of Aesop's fables, a short film, descriptions of settings in excerpts of famous literature, and clips from Batman…

Teacher hacks to save your sanity

We could all use some fresh new teaching ideas right!?!? I don't care how long you've been teaching when you come across a newish, brilliant idea you know you get excited - c'mon admit it! I wanted to share a few that work really well for me - these ideas have saved my sanity over the years and I hope they are helpful to you too! PENCIL POUCHES This teacher hack has worked beautifully so far this year and I'm thrilled with it. I got rid of pencil boxes! For real folks! On my supply list I…

Simply Done: An Incredible DIY Homework & Craft Room - Simply Organized

The most incredible DIY homework and craft room!

21 Amazon Teacher Finds

We've compiled a list of 21 Amazon Teacher Finds that you didn't know you needed. Even better, I will explain why you need them for your classroom!

I ♥️ using posters to display my classroom expectations and procedures- info that I need hanging up all year round📜. It’s so easy to hang… #classroomDecorating

Coat rack: 60 ideas and models to insert in the decoration - Home Fashion Trend

I ♥️ using posters to display my classroom expectations and procedures- info that I need hanging up all year round📜. It’s so easy to hang… #classroomDecorating

Point of View Anchor Chart and Worksheet

Anchor Chart to guide students to identify key words to help them determine the point of view of a text. Worksheet to use with any text. Students determine the point of view the story and then write the keywords that let them to choose that point of view. w...

Anchor Chart to guide students to identify key words to help them determine the point of view of a text. Worksheet to use with any text. Students determine the point of view the story and then write the keywords that let them to choose that point of view.

Point of View Anchor Chart and Worksheet

Anchor Chart to guide students to identify key words to help them determine the point of view of a text. Worksheet to use with any text. Students determine the point of view the story and then write the keywords that let them to choose that point of view. w...