If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace. This simple DIY can change your entire living space and really set the mood for a magical Christmas holiday! DIY instructions here: www.ehow.com/...

How to Make a Cardboard Christmas Fireplace

If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace.

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Critical Thinking Skills Chart Great Verbs to help explain Blooms. and create activities for higher level thinking skills in the classroom.

Create fake text to display your morning message to your class each day

Create text messages to display your morning message to your class each day! Or if you need to create fake texts for any other reason.

Random Acts of Kindness TEACHER CHALLENGE

Random Acts of Kindness TEACHER CHALLENGE (Miss 5th)

With tomorrow being Random Acts of Kindness Day, I was inspired to create a challenge for myself and my fellow teachers! I bring you. The Random Acts of Kindness Teacher Challenge

Need to do this from the beginning this year.

Procedure for papers (students generated list) what a great idea to remind the students of what to do!

I want to use these like I used to use "Caught Being Good" tickets. I might also write, "Habit: 1, 2, 3...7" so I can circle which habit. However, it might be easier to keep it general! Or, I could circle the number and the kids could have a 7 habits "BINGO" board and get a reward when all are filled.

Use like "Caught Being Good" tickets. Maybe write "Habit: so I can circle which habit. Or just keep it general! Or, -- circle the number and the kids could have a 7 habits "BINGO" board and get a reward when all are filled.

Bloom's Taxonomy / new teacher evaluations require evidence of lesson planning for higher level thinking ~ I like thinking of it as a ladder and not a pyramid. All students can get to the top, with a pyramid it feels like only a few can.

Bloom& Taxonomy / new teacher evaluations require evidence of lesson planning for higher level thinking ~ I like thinking of it as a ladder and not a pyramid. All students can get to the top, with a pyramid it feels like only a few can.

These belief statements can change an entire classroom culture. Rather than introducing or creating ‘class rules’, these basic tenants are ideals my class holds about our classroom, our work together, and the world.

Classroom Expectations and Belief Subway Art: We Believe

These belief statements can change an entire classroom culture. Rather than introducing or creating ‘class rules’, these basic tenants are ideals my class holds about our classroom, our work together, and the wo

Teacher's Lounge needs a positive upgrade!

10 Ideas to Make Your Teachers' Lounge a Positive Space

Our teacher's Lounge needs a positive upgrade to go along with our culture-building staff focus this year. Making the lounge a positive place where we can share student and teacher successes will benefit our school culture!

I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...

use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions.

The Importance of Grit in Students Infographic | e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics

The Importance of Grit in Students Infographic looks at some of the reasons it is important to add grit to your century survival skills.

A standing area in the classroom provides flexibility for students and keeps them more engaged with learning.

Setting Up for Second: Alternative Seating: How Things are Going! Alternative Seating: Standing areas for those who can't sit still and love to stand up.

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