What a great idea for conferences~! This teacher makes a board of some handouts perfect for practicing at home, because so many times the parents want to help but aren't sure how (or don't have the materials). Brilliant!
Genius! One of my biggest aha's after teaching awhile. My WARM, COOL AND NEUTRAL paper scrap boxes. So we have a rule about these boxes!! It MUST be a square or rectangle to go back in...no messy cut papers. We simply cut away the messy edge and reuse the paper. I really have very little paper waste. I review this and they really get it!! They stay so nice and clean :) ahh
How to sharpen a colored pencil. This is life changing. Seriously. "On Prismacolor's website, they recommend "setting the pencils in a warm, sunny spot for a few minutes [which] can soften the wax-based colored pencils." Since the cores of Prismacolors are wax-based, the heat will soften the wax core and cause the broken pieces to fuse"