use timers and music for transitions

Music transition alarm clock - Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically on your computer. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students! What a good way to stay on schedule!

I'm done cup... For fast-finishing kiddos

"I'm Done" Cups

(via Team Vs First Grade Fun: Im Done Cups) Students pick a stick from the Im Done cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.

Brain Break

Brain Breaks Grade Thoughts: Brain Breaks Revisited: Better Than Ever & A Giveaway! Not a bad idea for adults either.

Whole Brain Teaching "Cheat Sheet" Awesome! This is the practice I use in my class, but sometimes I forget to use some of these key concepts.

Autumn Blessings Clip Art - Fall Clip Art - Autumn Clip Art - CU Clip Art & B&W

Describes the six basic implementation strategies for whole brain teaching: Class-Yes, The Scoreboard, Teach-Okay, Hands and Eyes, Switch, and Mirror.

Describes the six basic implementation strategies for whole brain teaching…

Classroom Freebies: Quick Formative Assessment Tool

Quick Formative Assessment Tool

Math Coach's Corner: Create a poster with a numbered square for each student in your class and assign each student a number. When you want to do a quick assessment, students respond on a sticky note and put it on their numbered square.

The Battleship seating chart  While this may not be a viable long-term seating chart, it illustrates an important point. If you leave your seats the same way day in and day out, you get into a rut. On the other hand, if students are used to the row-and-column traditional style, and all of a sudden they walk into your room arranged in a crazy design, their interest will be instantly sparked. A little change does everyone some good

Deciding how to arrange your seats isn't as difficult as you may anticipate; the shape and size of your classroom usually dictate how your classroom must be arranged.

Waldorf ~ 4th grade ~ History and Geography ~ (California) ~ resource downloads

Waldorf Inspirations, a website designed to help inspire teachers as they go about the rewarding yet sometimes challenging task of bringing the Waldorf grades’ curriculum to their students.

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