To kick off the second semester, and to give my math students a team-building experience, I decided to do a hands-on activity with coordinate grids. I did this with a mixed-ability group of 5th and 6th graders. Set up I
Field trips take time, planning, and a little bit of bravery on the part of the accompanying teachers. Is it really worth all of the hassle and resources it takes to bring students on field trips? We believe that field
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?
With the rise of technology and the multitude of standards that teachers are asked to cover, cursive writing has quickly fallen by the wayside. Some of the high school students I’ve worked with type all of their work and have
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