Fun ways to group students - Free download

Great to use for groups!

Brain breaks! Cool idea!

ways to engage students when they aren't paying attention.

Easily modify groups with names on Velcro

5 simple ways to make sure that those first few minutes engage students. #Teaching http://staceylloydteaching.com/5-simple-ways-engage-students-first-minutes-lesson/

Record your voice to leave center instructions, math fact practice, etc. Great to leave your voice behind when you have a sub!

Read about how I randomly match kids to create partners/small groups. Fun tips!

So fun!

*Totally Free!* One of the best ways for students to edit, is with their peers. Often when editors get a chance to look at another person's writing, they can pick up on quite of few of the mistakes that the original author never would have noticed. This peer editing sheet was created in order to give students a structured and organized way to critically analyze their classroom peers writing efforts.

FREE Downloadable Mini Posters~ This one is a great reminder for everyone!

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

Compass Buddies strategy for pairing students

Scootpad is a great site where students can practice math and reading skills that correlate with the Common Core! It is free, has no ads, and students love it!

Expert Groups: A cooperative learning strategy that will actively engage your students!

Do your kids have "Bravo Behavior"? Use these fun behavior charts to motivate your students. FREE!

Put student's names on the back of YOUR nametag so that you won't have to worry about finding the list during something like a firedrill. Most brillian idea ever.

Free! OMG- LOVE!

I like the picture here to show how this type of activity works - even though I use it for a different purpose in group planning.