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What to Do With the Kid Who's Driving You Crazy | Teach 4 the Heart

What to Do With the Student Who’s Driving You Crazy

Students need to have a balance of literature and informational text. If you’re looking for sites that include nonfiction passages or high-interest articles here are a few worth exploring.

13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Highlight writers by hanging their work in these cute clips that have specific praise.

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more.

The Ultimate List of Educational Websites via imgur #Infographic #Education #Websites

Glitzy In 1st Grade: 2012/13 Classroom Decor. Love her classroom!! Thanks for some cute ideas and links to TPT!

Glitzy In 1st Grade: 2012/13 Classroom Decor

25+ teacher-tested attention-grabbers.

25 Attention-Grabbing Tips for the Classroom

This is a good principle for homeschoolers, especially Charlotte Mason style....

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, and an effective planning system will let you incorporate and track on-the-fly changes.

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Great writing prompt to engage students, get them to think creatively, and problem-solve.

Some teacher-tested tips to help you prepare for your #BestYearEver.

Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Chart to help parents decide what kind of help is appropriate on a school project. Free printable version too!

Parents: Please Don't Do Your Kids' Projects! | Minds in Bloom

Great ideas for what to do on your first day of class.

5 Things To Do On The First Day Of Class - Edudemic

Creative Ways to Line Up Your Class

I Love 2 Teach: Creative Ways to Line Up Your Class {Freebie}

high school math classroom decorating ideas - Google Search

100th day...100 acts of kindness Start this at the beginning of the school year.

Back to school activity--Students create a dictionary entry using their names. The definitions are descriptions of themselves and then students put the class in abc and add guide words to the top.

Teaching in Flip Flops

instead of handing back papers all the time. Incredible idea.

Finding JOY in 6th Grade: My FIRST Monday Made It!

This is an interesting anchor chart...I really don't put a lot of emphasis on grades in 2nd, but maybe sharing this with parents would be helpful! Pin Up Thursdays Linky Party (May 29)

Buzzing With Mrs. McClain: Pin Up Thursdays Linky Party (May 29)

The right way to prep your class for a substitute

The right way to prep your class for a substitute

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

The Middle School Mouth: interactive notebooks