Corkboard Connections: Bring Some Passion Into Your Classroom! Wonderful guest blog post by Jen Runde about how to implement a "genius hour" in your classroom as a way for students to explore topics they are passionate about. Inspiring!
Pumpkins "Simple Research" Writing Mini Unit ~ w/ Literacy and Math printables!!! Great for 1st-2nd Grade!!!! 90 pages of leveled learning to fit the needs of your students!!!!
Strategies for working with strong-willed children - Learn how to prevent power struggles...nothing can ruin that cooperative learning environment you planned for more than a really disruptive student. This blog has some outstanding tips for teachers!
BRILLIANT! When cutting, students put trash in the "tidy tub" then at the end of the activity one student empties the tidy tub in the big trash can. No more scrap paper all over the floor and no more 20+ kids running to the trash can!