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.
Back to School Ice Breaker. This Back to School Name Tent activity is sure to help teachers and students learn about one another. Use this activity the first day of school or sometime the first week. This activity helps teachers learn names much more quickly!
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…
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.
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.