It's About Learning!
I had always believed my classroom was about the students, they were the reason we taught and my focus was always on their learning. I didn’t pay much attention until I heard this: Whoever is doing the talking is doing the majority of the learning. In your classroom what is the ratio of teacher-talk to student-talk?
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? These books by Kobi Yamada are perfect for helping students understand how to reframe issues. What Do You Do With and Idea and What Do You Do With a Problem are an easy-to-use, brilliant resource for your classroom!
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Do they understand how the brain works? Use Your Fantastic Elastic Brain to deepen your students' understanding of growth mindset. This blog post will help you understand the what the book contains as well as a few tips and ideas for discussions and activities.
A way to make students more accountable for their own work and to ensure everyone turns SOMETHING in on the due date. This will also be a great way to check in with kids who need help and to have as a record if I meet with parents to discuss student progress. Will print on a neon color paper and keep right next to the inbox. (6th Grade)
This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!