4 Engineering Challenges for Kids - Craft Sticks, Plastic Cups, and Wooden Cubes
The Middle School Counselor: Need a Group Icebreaker? Play Get to Know You Yahtzee!
Great Ideas for the First Day of School like...make your syllabus different from the other 6 they'll get, activities to help kids get to know each other (and help you get to know them), a great first day math activity.
FREE Back to School Classroom Decor: Welcome Banner. Chalkboard or white background.
Are you frustrated with the sloppiness or disorganization of math homework? Here are some tips to help your students. ~Bon
Back to School Ice Breaker. Free download - This Back to School Name Tent activity is sure to help teachers and students learn about one another.
All About Me in Math Class (FREE)
How do you plan what you teach? Learn to plan for the whole year, then for specific topics, and then down to the daily lessons. Great advice on planning out your school year.
Hang things on the wall using painter tape and hot glue. Place painter tape first and then hot glue wherever you need it to go. It'll come right off at the end of the year.
OMGosh! Excellent video on keeping voices down in the classroom. This guy is hilarious!
First day "about me by the numbers" activity
A "How To" Follow Up on the Stack Audit - Teach Like a Champion
Culture of Achievement - TFA RGV - Picasa Web Albums
I like the point system and SWAG for middle school
A chart to organize classroom expectations. Very quick and easy way to set expectations. (Note: AIH means "Academic Intervention Hour")
Teacher plan book / Teacher Planner. Digital and completely customizable. Use on Mac, iPad or even iPhone! Keep an entire year's worth of plans in ONE FILE. Now has 99 different planner templates. All common core standards for grades K-12. 8 different editable covers and auto-filling recording sheets. Newly added 18 single-subject planner templates geared toward high school and middle school teachers. Both Excel (for windows and Mac) and Numbers (for Mac and iPads/iPhones) versions available...
Whole class homework incentive - Pin the letters face down onto a board. When the whole class brings in their completed homework, turn a letter around. Once the word homework can be fully seen as a class vote on a reward.
Free Parent contact index cards - sent home first day of school...students bring them back and place in a binder.
A-Z Classroom Expectations...
Make a QR code to post outside room for open house night. Parents can scan and get your teacher contact info! Whoa... fancy! . . . . Just did this and it was sooo easy!
Middle School: Keeping track of classroom conduct with a class list. This code list could also be left with a substitute teacher along with a copy if the seating chart so the teacher knows who was naughty.
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.
Quarterly checklist for student accommodations
Classroom seating arrangement ideas-I'm in Heaven!