Cool Bulletin Board idea to "spotlight" a student or famous person. I would do both. Maybe every week a different actor, playwright, designer, etc to research to extra credit or a weekly report, and every now and then a student, to make them feel special having been up on the same wall as a big name.
Celebrity spotlight- for student of the week?
27 Ways to be an Effective Classroom Teacher.
So you Want to be an Effective teacher?
words to use in lesson plans
Each table has a drawer That can be removed And brought right over to the table. (Why didn't I think of this?!)
Martin Luther King pathway to change activity...GENIUS!!!
Your Job -vs- My Job: This is a great back to school activity. We met up at the small group table and discussed jobs that students might have, and the jobs a teacher has to do. We discussed what would happen if we didn't do these things? Once we created our anchor chart we all signed it as a contract reminding ourselves of the importance of being responsible and doing our jobs in the classroom.
I LOVE this! First Day of School activity - Students' Job & Teacher's Job
REQUEST TO RETEST. Love it!
Make learning fun and engaging by sending your students on a novel scavenger hunt using sticky notes with printed questions on them!
Her First Day of School is great! She provides a plan and some wonderful activities! And....it's written for middle school, which is so hard to find!
Middle School Math Rules!: Icebreakers
The M Game...Fun "Getting to Know You Activity"
Freebie Packet: Tips and Tools to Survive, and Thrive In, English