The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning.

An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

Hand Made sign by yours truly..Get yours just in time for school to start!

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The end of the school year can be rough...avoid falling into these traps!

Eight Mistakes Teachers Make at the End of the School Year

Fast Finishers

Outlaw "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!

End-of-the-Year Countdown Chain

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No More Cupcakes - Alternative Class Birthday Ideas | Minds in Bloom

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Do you have that class? Find out why the most challenging classes often lead to the most professional growth! You may even gain a few helpful tips for that challenging class along the way!

Hardest Classes = Most Professional Growth - Hojo's Teaching Adventures

Need a fun classroom management activity to get kids focused and ready for the day? Teachers can set-up a DIY Question of the Day board with a drip pan and a few simple materials. Kids will love reading the different questions posted each school day!

Question of the Day Board

How to Make Your Own Mini Anchor Chart Stand

Mini Anchor Chart Stand

ATTN TEACHERS: Classroom rugs are not only a cute decoration for a classroom but they also have a lot of great benefits for health & safety. Check out this article on how rugs can reduce noise, make classrooms safer, and more comfortable too. This is might be the information that helps you get the funding you need for your classroom room rug upgrade.

Benefits of Rugs in a Classrooms - Info from Carpets & Rugs Institute

Make the Most of Your Planning time with these classroom ideas! Tons of tips that can be easily implemented so you can focus more on your lesson plans and lesson the paperwork! I really needed to hear tip number 2!

Making the Most of Your Planning Period

Classroom Teacher Observations. Let's face it, we're all going to be observed. So let's make sure we know what they're looking for!!

11 Things Coaches Should Look For in Classroom Observations

The 30 most comfortable shoes for teachers: some really cute and affordable teacher shoes here!

Your votes are in: the 30 most comfortable shoes for teachers

Wall of happiness. What makes you smile? A good bulletin board idea. This could even be used to help decorate the hall.

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good kindergarten

10 Signs of a Good Kindergarten Classroom

After School Routine Checklist. You will be a better teacher if you do this each day.

Middle School Math Rules!: After School Routine Checklist

pvc pocket chart stand how to + phonics phones

First Grade and Fabulous: PVC Pipe

I would have never thought to do something like this! Record your lessons throughout the year so that you can have substitute plans prepared for a substitute the following year! Organize by topic.

Make an Electronic Sub Plan - Instructify

It's the end of No Child Left Behind! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has passed the House and the Senate, and it’s a victory for students, parents and educators.

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Rockin' Teacher Materials: Preparing for New Students Throughout the Year

Preparing for New Students Throughout the Year

Nyla's Crafty Teaching: 10 Tips for Laminating your Printables!

Nyla's Crafty Teaching: 10 Tips for Laminating your Printables!

Free tips regarding having students talk to learn.

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

FREE Teaching Resource - Take ACTION & Promote KINDNESS in the classroom! October is National Bullying Prevention Month!!!

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I chose this poster because it would serve as a reminder to myself of how to create happy and engaged students through determining how my lessons could incorporate all four of these words. This is related to the book "DRIVE" because it explores the topic of intrinsic motivation/reward and its importance in education, or business.

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Internal and External Motoivation by wileycordone #Infographic #Motivation

Internal and External Motivation