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What a great way to have kids reflect on their learning.

Agility- The teaching toolkit


Oh what a beautiful morning! Oh what a beautiful day! Keep on smiling, being positive, and count your blessings each and every way!

Everyone wears "multiplication name tags" throughout the day. You always call each other by their "name". This is Mr. 32.---Could do this with addition/subtraction facts or even sight words! I LOVE THIS IDEA!

I {Heart} Teaching

Here are two posters from PBS that describe ways to encourage mathematical thinking with effective questions.

Pinner wrote, "I play this in my classroom. My students BEG to play. Great way to practice basic multiplication skills. I use an empty tissue box to hold my sticks though."

How to Make Multiplication Math Aids Using Popsicle Sticks | eHow

Brilliant! Punch a hole in student's paper when they are off task. It is easy to see when looking at papers who was on task and who was off task.

Hole Punch | The Comprehensible Classroom

Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds with your own photos.

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

One week to Math Centers! How to start guided math and math centers- one week introduction!

One Week to Math Centers! - Tina's Teaching Treasures

Making the Most of Math Homework - A "Bright Ideas" blog post with tips for assigning homework and making it effective

Corkboard Connections: Making the Most of Math Homework

What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.

The What If Anchor Chart - Kathy Griffins Teaching Strategies

Jar for students to pull (educational!) activity ideas when if they finish something early...more exciting than the old "read a book" standby.

Research shows that when students track their own learning and data, they perform better. Check out this blog post to start tracking your students learning and data.

The Four Part Apology; how to help your kids learn to apologize

Emmy Mom--One Day at a Time: The Four Part Apology

random acts of kindness quotes (our 2014 random act of kindness project) #raok via lilblueboo Ashley Hackshaw

Random Acts of Kindness and Free Printable 8x10 Artwork

How to Prevent Discipline Problems | Teach 4 the Heart

How to Prevent Discipline Problems

At the beginning of every month, everyone starts off in the homework club. If they turn all their homework in on time, then they get to stay in the club! If they don't then they are out of the club. Students who turn all their homework in for the entire month get to come to our monthly homework club lunch. Not sure how this will work for Kindergarten. But love the idea.

4th Grade Frolics: Monday Made It July 1!!!!! What?!

This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities

Good night, Posterous

Use color tape to organize this

Tip for organizing schoolwork