During my teaching career I have developed an approach that focuses on the whole child and emphasizes academics, character development, work habits, social skills, and health & wellness. On this board I share my favorite things that bring these topics to life.
This design was inspired by the "12th Man" flag associated with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. The crowd at Qwest Field is so loud and has such a presence during the games that it's almost as if the team has an additional player on the field. In our class the design has become an important symbol. It represents those concepts and ideas that are so important and have such a presence in our room, it's almost as if we have an additional student.
This is 1 of the 29 "visual reminder cards" I made to help children improve their reading skills. After conferring with kids, we can give them a card to use as a quick, easy reference during independent reading. Each card contains the strategy name, a definition or description, and an image. If you'd like a PDF with the whole set of reminder cards, e-mail me at sreifman at verizon.net. Each page of the PDF holds 4 index-card-size copies that you can cut for your students.
This is an example of a personalized motivational visual that teachers can create for individual students to give them a boost. I made this visual for a student who admired running back Marshawn Lynch, who then played for the Seattle Seahawks. (For privacy purposes, the actual student is not shown in the visual. Instead, I found an image on Google and gave the boy a fictitious name.)