What is Class Building? Many parents are unaware that most schools practice the art of “class building.” At the end of each school year, teachers and administrators all over the country meet in their respective schools to build classes for
There is a lot of information out there about working with kids with different learning styles and personalities. We learn about auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. We read about multiple intelligences and emotional IQ. We even learn about extroverted and
Each grade level has its perks – and its quirks. We’ve talked to some of the best teachers in the biz and compiled some great reasons about why teaching THEIR grade is the best. If you are scared to make
When I was in fourth grade, I had a nice enough teacher, Mrs. Adams. Every day after lunch, she would crack open an icy cold soda and place it on her desk. I would stare at it longingly. I was
What is a Looks Like/Sounds Like Chart? A“Looks Like, Sounds Like” anchor chart is a great way to discuss character traits or academic traits that you’d like to emphasize in your class. What Age/Grade Range is Appropriate for This Activity?
In recent years, teachers have begun to take their classroom decor to a whole new level. Perhaps the rise of Pinterest and the determination to have the “perfect-looking” classroom have played a role in this trend. But is classroom
Growth Mindset for Kids By now, most teachers have incorporated some aspects of “Growth Mindset” into their classrooms. Students are taught to take strategic steps to build up areas that are harder for them. Students are given positive language to use
The beginning of the school year brings with it fresh faces and a chance to connect with an entirely new group of kiddos. But how can teachers really get to know their students, and make it happen relatively quickly? Survey