How To Handle Students Who Lie And Deny
While observing your class gather materials for a science experiment, you notice a student kicking the heels of the boy in front of them. But because you're in the good habit of letting misbehavior play out, you decide to watch a bit longer before jumping in. You see the boy turn and ask the student
Infographic: Study Tips for the Online Student | CareerStep Blog
It’s safe to say that Career Step knows a little bit about what it takes to be a successful online student. After all, we’ve been offering online training
Elementary vs. High School Teachers: Who has the tougher job?
When it comes to teaching, it's hard to compare jobs with other teachers because each level is unique. And it's probably not fair to make assumptions that one teacher has it easier than the other. But...we teachers tend to do this all the time. So, I thought I'd take a humorous approach to the comparisons between elementary teachers and high school teachers. (Middle school teachers - you seem to have a happy balance between the two. Besides, dealing with all the hormones with that age…
18 writing prompts about reading
What lives have you lived as a reader? Analyze a story using Dan Harmon's story circles Make a wanted poster for a fictional character Graph the story Make a clichéd book review Make maps, charts,...
5 Steps to Erase Learned Helplessness - Wise Guys
Learned helplessness seems to be a widespread epidemic in elementary schools these days. Here's five steps to erase learned helplessness from your students' brains.
Reward Coupons for Positive Behavior Management: Reward Coupons and Incentives
Reward Coupons andIncentives for Middle School and High School Students: is a great behavioral management system. Students are able to earn reward incentives through their kind deeds, actions, and performance in class. This is great for those students who need a little incentive to get busy on an as...
Beginning of Year (Back to School) All About Me DISTANCE LEARNING
This ice breaker activity is great for the first day of school for secondary students. It can be done in one class period and incorporates a get-to-know-you activity that allows students to share about themselves. *NEWLY ADDED- a digital, Google Slide version.Check out the preview to see all that ca...
My favorite thing about teaching is knowing that I'm doing important work each and every day. I teach because I want to make the world a better place. One of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to create a positive environment is the language we use. On day two of my Responsive Classroom training we spent a good portion of the day discussing the power of our words. Almost everyone in the class (myself included) started to realize they'd developed some bad language habits in…
TED Talks, FREE Worksheet to Use With ANY TED Talk, Distance Learning, Gr. 6-12
TED Talks offer a variety of educational opportunities for our students, from serving as virtual guest lectures on specialized topics to showcasing dynamic models of public speaking. This worksheet was designed to give students a concrete task to guide their viewing of ANY TED Talk.You could show a ...
How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens
smartslider3 It can happen overnight. One day your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning. The next day. . . not so much.
How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That | fascinately
How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple. By not asking the right questions.
Hey Everyone! This is Anna from Crazy for First Grade! I've loved reading all of the awesome classroom community ideas this week! *Finally* I made it over here to share a lil' bit about class meetings with y'all! I try to have 2-3 meetings a week with my students. They typically last 20-30 minutes depending on the agenda! It's a time for us to all sit down and give compliments, share feelings, listen, admit mistakes, celebrate mistakes, problem solve, discuss class goals, etc. At the…
Time Management for Teens
Teaching time management for teens is an important. Not only in school, but for home and work too, knowing how to manage your time is an important life skill.
21 Social Distance-Friendly and Virtual Icebreakers Students Will Actually Have Fun With
Connection is going to be extra important this school year. Here are 21 in-person and virtual icebreakers to get you started.