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Ideas for Teaching

Ideas for Teaching

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Do you feel like you NEVER STOP TALKING at school?

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more -

Corkboard Connections: Bring Some Passion Into Your Classroom! Wonderful guest blog post by Jen Runde about how to implement a "genius hour" in your classroom as a way for students to explore topics they are passionate about. Inspiring!

Corkboard Connections: Bring Some Passion Into Your Classroom!

Achievement Badge

yep, this was my year!

Little Treasures: Advice for New Teachers Linky Party

Ms. Frizzle - Coolest costume ever!! Magic School bus!

40+ Grants to apply for, plus tips and tricks.

Questioning Ring

Stores you may not realize that give discounts to teachers

Adorable Teacher T-shirts

Election and voting

Welcome to Room 36!: election day

Election ideas.

"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use to get students to talk about whatever topic they need to discuss but are reluctant to.

The Berenstain Bears - The Big Election (1-2) (2-2) is on sidebar

Too Late to Apologize- Declaration of Independence

Phonemic awareness

kidbook - Have kids create a kidbook timeline, like facebook, all about them! They add a cover photo and profile pic. Then, they write a couple status sentences. Kids draw three of their favorite books, movies, and musicians / bands (write the names underneath their images). They fill out "basic info" and draw or add a small pic of the members of their family. Finally, for the "wall photos" page, they paste pics of themselves doing something fun with friends and family!

E is for Explore!: kidbook

LOVE. EVERY teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. YOU make a difference! This is how every faculty meeting should start!!!! Talk about being an inspiration

Whole Brain Attention Getters

TONS of teaching activities using Post-it notes. Ideas by teachers!

cute stories to help understanding of sounds.

Bookbinding Book Repair and Restoration

have students go to the back of the room and some go to the front and ask them who they see. Teachable moment on perspective!

Stop Motion Animation made from 288,000 jellybeans! Great for talking about creativity!

The Inspired Classroom: March 2012

The Inspired Classroom: March 2012

I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going