Minds in Bloom: Advice from the OT: Why it's so hard for children to sit still and what you can do about it

Advice from the OT: Why it's so hard for children to sit still and what you can do about it


Are you thinking about flexible seating for your classroom? Alternative seating can improve student focus, increase student participation, and motivate your learners. Here are some great seating choices, organization tips, and classroom management ideas for switching to alternative seating.

Literacy Loves Company

Flexible Classroom Seating


Flexible Seating - great ideas to get students learning in a new environment

Lucky Little Learners

Flexible Seating - Lucky Little Learners


Line Up Quietly - YouTube

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A new fun way to teach about class rules at the beginning of the year. Big Bad Wolves at School is a great back to school read-aloud.

Core Coaches


“I Gotta Go” is a fun way to teach children bathroom manners, etiquette and proper hand-washing. This music video is ideal for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

Bathroom Manners Children’s Song - I Gotta Go- Good Manners & Hand Washing by The Learning Station


OMG THIS WOMAN IS AMAZING! What GREAT Classroom Management! Whole Brain Teaching: This is a sixth grade class, but it would work GREAT for second graders!

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Don't just pin...WATCH. Within 30 seconds I had a new attention grabber and learned so many more teacher tricks...LOVE THIS!!! **This lady is amazing! I just watched all her youtube videos!**



Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions - Pre-K Pages

Pre-K Pages

Song Sticks: Building Skills in Transitions - Pre-K Pages


Classroom Management IDEAS, Kindergarten classroom management ideas to keep your classroom learning organized. Independent students makes a happy teacher.

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Classroom Management


Using Kagan in the first weeks of kindergarten

Kagan in the Early Weeks - Primary Press


Great post about the next step after you've started data notebooks!

The Daily Alphabet


This hilarious book for grades K-6 teaches children about learning to control their impulses.

What Were You Thinking?


Childrens Books for Teaching Compassion and Caring

Childrens Books for Teaching Compassion and Caring


COOL trick for teaching your students the difference between talking and whispering. This is a great classroom management trick!

All Students Can Shine

My Center Rotation Routine


Independent Station Work in Kindergarten ~ Deal of the Day - Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Independent Station Work in Kindergarten ~ Deal of the Day - Mrs. Wills Kindergarten


A Tattle Turtle Poster and accompanying recording sheet set. The poster includes the popular tattle rhyme encouraging students to "tell it to the turtle" and write their concerns on one of the accompanying papers. Place these in a basket along with a turtle puppet and alleviate tattling in your classroom!

Teachers Pay Teachers

Tattle Turtle Behavior Management Set


Great post on using Exit Tickets in Kindergarten.

My Fabulous Class: Exit Tickets in Kindergarten


15 Books That Teach Social-Emotional Skills

WeAreTeachers: 15 Must-Have Picture Books for Teaching Social-Emotional Skills


Examples of accommodations that can be used in the classroom to help kids with ADHD


At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD


Taking Back Control of Your Classroom: Steps you need to take to regain control from real teachers!

Education to the Core

Taking Back Control of Your Classroom


Monitor classroom noise level with this program. Good way to show students how noise gets out of hand!

Monitor Classroom Noise Level with Virtual Bouncy Things


5 ways to teach a kid that fidgets

Lemon Lime Adventures

How I Teach A Fidgety Child - Lemon Lime Adventures


EASY trick to avoid kids copying their peers.

All Students Can Shine

The Problem With Copycats