Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

October Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day and beautiful fall weather.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
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How to Talk to Parents and Keep them on Your Side

One of the main things I realized, after years of teaching, is that parents need you to care about their child, they want you to make their learning experience interesting, challenging and fun. The best way to do this is to make sure their little one knows that you are there to listen, and support them with positive reinforcement and encouragement
 Changing the Face of Failure
Facing project failures in class and changing course with a growth mindset


Project-Based Learning: Three Things to Remember When You Count Like an Egyptian

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Project-based learning is beneficial for so many reasons, but the reason that I love it so much is that it allows students to discover new passions that the curriculum doesn’t necessarily introduce.Project-based learning, however, is only as successful as the teacher’s pedagogy. Keep reading to hear me out!


Math IS Fun and Games
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Keeping students engaged and working independently is challenging! Math games and task cards help Math Workshop to run smoothly. Be sure to download your FREEBIE!


Is Your Classroom NGSS Ready?

By Kari Hammerschmitt of Anchors and ABC’s

There are many questions to consider as you plan for a successful year of science learning. What initial steps will you take with NGSS? 


Get More From Your Writing Workshop
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans


At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year. This is a piece of cake for the students! Then the real writing assignments begins. Many teachers ask themselves, “Where do I start?”

Cooperative Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Hell
By Rebecca Olsen of 2LivNLearn

Want to know how to implement effective cooperative learning strategies in your classroom? Frustrated trying to manage your students’ behaviors? Cooperative learning doesn’t have to be hell with these expert tips and tricks. 

What can I do about Halloween at School?
By Greg Litton of Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Does your school celebrate Halloween? Do you do alternative activities? 


A Masked Task
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Sptlight

The table was set for dinner. Plastic dishes, spoons, and cups were attached to the tablecloth that covered a large box. Read on to discover, as I did, a unique and motivating format to inspire creative writing for all ages.


Keep The CreativityBy Michelle Webb of 

Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Keep the creativity alive in your classroom.


Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)

Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons-Classroom Management (Editable Template)


Rewards for your students! Coupons are a great way to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom. There are 20 black and white tickets on individual pages and an editable template.

Happy Teaching!


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Printables Mini Set ~ NO PREP! Reading Comprehension”

by Teacher Karma

1st – 5th Grade



Thanksgiving Printables – NO PREP {FREE version} was designed to keep your students learning and engaged during the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!


This FREEBIE includes the following:

** Thanksgiving Response Prompts
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie

If this FREE Thanksgiving resource is a good fit for you and your classroom, please keep reading or click on the link found below.

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

The description about The Thanksgiving Printables full-product version is listed below:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}


This can also be used for Guided Reading during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Using the Thanksgiving Printables in your classroom will give your students an opportunity to:

*Develop an in-depth understanding of the first Thanksgiving
*Encourage students to actively engage in deep thinking and metacognition
*Engage your students in creative learning through interactive printables
*Challenge students to think beyond the text

**You will find a wide range of student printables and activities to meet the needs of all of your students.

Included in Thanksgiving Printables:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

**** Printable 2 page copy of The First Thanksgiving story that can be used with the following printables:
** Reading Response Prompts
** The First Thanksgiving Connections
** Connect to the Story
** How the Pilgrims Felt
** The First Thanksgiving Text Elements
** Visualizing The First Thanksgiving
** The First Thanksgiving
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Design a Flyer
** Pilgrims: Many Changes
** Letter to the Native Americans

**** Additional Thanksgiving Printables:
** Turkey: Can / Have / Are Writing
** Thanksgiving: Was / Can / Is Writing
** Pilgrims A to Z
** Thanksgiving Word Scramble
** Thanksgiving ABC Order
** How to Catch a Turkey
** Letter From a Pilgrim
** Being Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving Word Search
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** I Am Thankful
** Thanksgiving Compound Words
** About Thanksgiving
** Vowel Review
** My Life as a Pilgrim
** Life on the Mayflower
** Thanksgiving Traditions
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {girl version}
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {boy version}
** Turkey Time!
** Life Aboard the Mayflower
** My Pilgrim Story
** I Am Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving
** The LIfe of a Pilgrim


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Brain Buddies Comprehension Kit

Thinking While Reading – Reading Salad

Metacognition Mega Bundle

Thinking Questions – Metacognition for ANY TEXT


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