Teaching Tip: Keeping Students Engaged
Student engagement in your classroom can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. One day the children are working and active in their learning. The next you are getting glazed looks and maybe even some drool on the desk. Educators know how important it is to differentiate lesson strategies for different levels of students, use alternate assessments , and find out preferred learning style types. Sometimes teachers just need simple solutions to keep kids paying attention.
Report Card Comments Roundup
If you are struggling to write comprehensive original comments for students' behavior, subjects, work habits, or general notes, this post is for you!
Using Technology to Engage Students
Do you ever feel that your students would rather watch a video than listen to you? Children are so engaged by technology that we must find ways to use it to our advantage. Voki is a free online program that can help you in a variety of ways.
Questions to Help Kids Understand What They Are Reading
Comprehension Strategies~Helping Kids Understand What They Are Reading - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Teaching Tip: Keeping Students Engaged
“How do you keep students engaged during reading and math lessons?” I have an old school way of doing this, which may or may not work in your classroom, but it’s always worked for me in my 3rd grade classroom in the past.
Cooperative Learning Group Work Roles Made Easier
I don’t know about you, but when I first started to learn about cooperative learning and group projects, I was pumped at the possibilities and learning that could happen! So I went to school the next day so excited, put my class of third graders in groups, and gave them a project. I was enthralled with what I thought I would see happening right before my very own eyes! Yea…then reality happened.
I have a quick video that shows you an idea that I adapted from one I saw being used during cafeteria duty. Just change it up a bit, and use the same idea in your classroom when having small group work time!
Student Slang for Teachers
I’m sitting minding my own business when my son comes in the door from the school bus and says, “Get wrecked.” I immediately thought he meant that the bus had gotten into a collision with something else and panicked. I suddenly realized that I am out of the running for the coolest mom in the world. I’m starting to hear lots of words and phrases I am not able to place. I figured if I am feeling that way, perhaps others are too and maybe teachers need to be schooled as well.
Organized Art Ideas!
"I teach a split grade and I usually teach my students for 2-3 years in a row. This makes coming up with new art ideas a little tricky, especially around the holidays. Thanks to Pinterest I am able to find new ideas (and pin them!!) but I needed a way to organize and keep track of the art lessons I taught, when I taught it them and what I used."
Six amazing activities to keep your students engaged while learning and or reviewing place value skills in math class. Great for guided math, early finishers, small group or whole class instruction time.
What in the world do you do with early finishers? This is a big question for teachers! I think it is important to teach your students to check their work when finished. Teaching students to improve…
Connecting Math to Student’s Interest
How can you use your student's interests to get them more engaged in math? This blog post has great tips for increasing student engagement and interest in math by making connections to students hobbies, sport activities, and other interests. Great for all ages, elementary, middle and high school.
Steps to Completion-How to Stay on Task - Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Do you have to repeat yourself on a daily basis to your students? As teachers, we all repeat instructions daily. This free printable Steps to Completion . . . Helping Learners Stay on Task will help with your students staying on track. #freeprintable #free #stepstocompletion #stayontask #classroomtips #classroomhelps #mrsjonescreationstation