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So true...I was blessed with some great teachers! I hope I'm that inspiration for one of my students one day!

Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty w/anger

Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes

We are so making these!

We are so making these! - Chicfluff

Bulletin Board ideas.

Marci Coombs: Bulletin Board ideas.

Responsive classroom

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom

Makes them accountable for leaving cap off, writing too hard, losing, etc. Hot glue a puff ball to the end for an eraser and they'll be set! I like this idea!

The Go To Teacher: Little things make a big difference

FES blog - Growth Mindset anchor chart in my classroom (inspired by Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom). Based on things I've heard my kids say… WOW. This is AMAZING!

Fieldcrest Elementary School

Not my idea but I can tweak it and use larger storage bins for 2nd graders. I can put pillows and cushions in the bins. Book-Bunks or Book-Boats, you get the point! Fun in PreK-1: Ten Pin Linky Party: Classroom Decor

25 easy ideas to make your child's birthday special. I haven't heard a lot of these before, but I love them all!

DIY butterfly. For the Easter basket. Paint a clothes pin, add googly eyes and pipe cleaner antenna, put jelly beans in a clear sandwich bag and clip the clothes pin in the middle. Love this!

Quiet time or restaurant activity Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again.

Your Kids will love playing with Moon sand. Just 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil, really soft and easy to clean up.

Love this ... my mother gave me a magnet that said this, and I try really hard to live by it.