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.
Early Finisher Task Cards ~ "I have my flipflop holder hanging on a hook on a cabinet door in my classroom. I punched a set of holes in each task cards and hooked then together with a ring. I then placed the rings on the notches on the flip flop holder.
Strategic Teaching - Before Activities I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles
Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project