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TONS of Post-It activities.  For some reason, Post-Its always make things more interesting! :-)

Holy cow, 271 pages of Post-it activities for teachers. This might be a pin now, read later. This is a cheap, easy way to get students up and moving while still learning and it gets them thinking of different types of questions to ask. Love post-its!

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in Play ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in Play

100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in the classroom with over 150 activities using those materials! So many great ideas in this post! You don't know how many things I use in my classroom from Dollar Tree. This is my favorite store.

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher.  This post has some amazing suggestions on how to connect with your parents and how to really get to know your students.  There is a link to a FREE downloadable data chart to keep information about what motivates and interests your students.  Read more at:  http://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-makes-parent-love-teacher.html

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. More importantly, create positive connections with your students.

Corkboard Connections Advice from Real Teachers Series: 15 Tips for Lining Up Your Class

15 Tips for Lining Up Your Class

30 Free or Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Students - Great post in the Advice from Real Teachers Series on Corkboard Connections!

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out my video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

FEBREEZE is the secret to cleaning stubborn dry erase boards. Spray the board and wipe, it also helps "recondition" old dry erase boards.

Easy tip for cleaning the whiteboard

whiteboard cleaning: You can use Air Freshener to clean a dry erase board that just won't erase (because the ink is very dried on) . Spray the board and wipe, it also helps "recondition" old dry erase boards.

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more | The Cornerstone

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more . the person doing the talking is the person doing the learning .

Classroom Memes for Routines and Rules. Fun!

Teacher Memes

Definitely need to add some of these. Memes for classroom rules and expectations. - This could be really fun for middle/high school classrooms.

Pinner says. "  My kids love this game.  I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this.  One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today?  You just made my day Mrs. Wilkins.  I have two oral presentations and this game is just going to let me have fun.  So, how do you play it? 1.  Each team gets 10 Xs. (I had a class, y

Grudgeball.. a Review Game Where Kids Attack!

Pinner says. " My kids love this game. I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this. One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today? I have two ora

Team Tallies is a whole class behavior management system that focuses on positive behaviors and teamwork.  Simple to implement and extremely EFFECTIVE! Click to find out more about how you can bring this program to your classroom.

Team Tallies - A Whole Class Behavior Management System

Team Tallies is a whole class behavior management system that focuses on positive behaviors and teamwork. Simple to implement and extremely EFFECTIVE!

Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. These tips will help you get the most from it.

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share

Effective Instructional Practices: This pin explains how to use a Think-pair-share. Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly…

Desktop Cooperative Learning Strategies Companion-Printable PDF includes table and explanation of strategies

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