A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And ...

OMGosh! Excellent video on keeping voices down in the classroom. This guy is stinkin hilarious! Could use this one when teaching sing/speak/whisper/shout

Here's a good way to deal with those 'no name' papers! (Confessions of a Teaching Junkie:)

Getting Ready for the Start of School, Part II: Why Some Teachers Have Smooth-Running Classrooms by Muriel Rand

Amazing balanced literacy site!

Our principal kicked off our faculty meeting at the beginning of the school year by sharing the book ‘What Great Teachers Do Differently’ by Todd Whitaker. He underlined a portion of the book and wrote in the margins how it applied to a teacher in our school. It was then that teacher’s job to read it over the following two weeks, annotate a section that applied to a great teacher of her choosing and pass it on. We share these at each meeting.

Wonderful video lesson to teach children the difference between tattling and reporting. You are not the only one that has a hard time explaining the difference!

teaching circumference and area with paper plates

Creating a Teaching Portfolio that Gets You the Job!

"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai This #Sevenly purchase gives back to educating young girls in Africa!

Notebook paper shirt Would be cute for the last day of school to have classmates & teacher sign it

Smart Teaching - very interesting infographic.

Lined Paper freebie! Great variety!

6 Mistakes You Can Make When Teaching Children To Read. Guest post by OkinawanGirl.

Following Directions and Listening Game: Teacher Says! from Coffee Cups and Crayons

YES.

Great FREE resources for grades 3-6!

Before you speak Think and be smart It's hard to fix A wrinkled heart

LEGO® 'Time Teacher' Watch & Activity Clock available at #Nordstrom

IEP at a glance... Love!