I made these cardboard frames to easily display student work. I used chalk spray paint to write student names.
Read more at "Making Matters: How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education"
Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?
Brain-based research shows that there are major differences between boys and girls in terms of reasoning and brain developmentfollow, which leads to differences in general understanding of concepts as well as test-taking abilities.
Fun With Firsties: Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand
success for a teacher-I love days like that. Happy children engaged!
Finland Education Facts Every Educator Should Know To Be A Leader
In eight minutes, this segment summarizes the heart of what Finnish education is doing differently. Dan Rather Reports' Episode on Finland Education (Finnish First) can be found at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/dan-rather-reports-season-7/id485436827 Dan Rather Reports Homepage: http://www.axs.tv/programs/danrather/
A 60 History of the US and Finland Educational Trajectories
Paradoxes of the Finland Educational Phenomenon
Scholastic Book Wizard Goes Mobile--Organize your library and create custom book lists!
a yearlong plan for Lucy Calkins units of study, includes more suggested books...WOW!
Strategies for Working with Students with ASD
Theres no homework in Finland, way less standardized tests, more recess, smaller class size!
bright student vs. gifted learner... very good info
Have you heard of Remind101?? It's the easiest way to contact parents in the 21st century! This app/website sends a text/email to all of your students or parents that have signed up without giving away your phone number. Who wouldn't read a reminder sent directly to their phone?! Send out an immediate text or schedule out texts, whatever you need! All for FREE!
I LOVE this online lesson planning website. As you create a lesson plan, you note what Common Core Standards apply via a dropdown menu. As a middle school teacher, I create a section for each of my periods and save the documents in the file. So snazzy and FREE! Love it!
This teacher does it all Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. So, now I know it can all be done. LOVE this Blog!!
If you love exploring art with your kids, why not take a favourite artist or piece of art and then be inspired at home and get creative yourself? Explore this set of inspirational art projects for kids.
Sight words (how many can you read? How high can you build your tower?). This could be awesome. Name the sight word, build the tower. The next night to keep that tower, repeat all words until they've got them down pat!! Love it!
Magnetic paint... amazing. so many things can happen with this....
when the kids borrow a book from the classroom library, they clip a clothespin with their name on it to the basket the book came from so they know where to put it away
Virtual field trip links and FREE printables
Vocabulary Rock and Roll