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This would make such a cute Mothers Day or any day gift. So simple. Frame, scrapbook paper, cupcake liner and photo.

Edison Avenue: Crafting : Happy Mother's Day

“There is no such thing as classroom management, it’s about self-management.”

Venspired | Who’s in control here?

SWAG: success, willpower, attitude, goals. This would be awesome, and the kids would love it!

Setting Up My Classroom

The Creative Counselor: There are so many fantastic counselling ideas on this site!

The Creative Counselor

Why discipline is different from punishment (blog post)

Why discipline is different from punishment -

"Instant Data As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong. Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder. INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over."

Tonya's Treats for Teachers: Instant Data idea:) plus Font Friday

You are a leader.

Writers John Quincy Adams | Michael Hyatt

Here's a snapshot of differentiation—in terms of what it is and is not.

Personal WORD WALL - AWESOME way for students to write words and keep them at their desks.


Drink clip to keep drinks off your desk and away from spilling on your computer.

Drinklip Portable Cup Holder |Gadgetsin

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

Good night, Posterous

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier- Maybe this is a great argument for P.E. and recess for kids?!


90 percent of addictions start in the teen years.

Videos Archive - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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.

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

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards!

Ms. Lilypad's Littles: Making the Most of Bulletin Boards

"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use with any piece of text or topic. The key is to pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher or facilitator collects the papers and redistributes them. Students get to read other responses and reply. The process continues until all of the speech bubbles are completed. At the end, students get to read their classmates' responses. Great for upper grades.