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, Stop Bullying Month 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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It’s October…Time to Call on Your Halloween Spirit
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
October is the perfect time to get your students’ creative juices flowing.
Seven Fun Candy Activities for Your Class
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Fun ways to use Halloween candy while keeping the rigor in your lessons. A three page freebie is included!
Simple Steps to Create a Story Plan
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess
Forming a story plan is the first step in writing fiction.
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight
The first time I saw Rachel she was standing in the hall near her first-grade classroom door. Her eyes met mine, but she then turned her face to the wall. I did not know at that time she would become one of my first primary grade remedial reading students, nor did I know that she was repeating first grade–this is a story about Rachel’s monster.
“BOO” to Fractions? Recognizing Equivalent Fractions
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi
Math requires constant practice – something most of my students dread doing. I can find many “drill and kill” activities, but they tend to do just that, drill those who don’t need it and kill those who already know how to do it. So to drill and “thrill”, I created fractional word puzzles. The one for October is Halloween Fraction Riddles.
Cursive vs. Keyboard – an interesting debate
By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools
There have been many debates over the centuries regarding the education of our children. From integrated schools to No Child Left Behind and Common Core curricula, teachers have had to deal with a plethora of revisions to their daily lessons. However, hidden beneath the mandated revisions is a new discussion that centers around cursive writing vs. keyboard entry for student assignments. How can you teach your little learners to master a keyboard?
Fall in ELA: 20 Ideas for Reading & Writing in Autumn
By Katie Auer of Loving Language Arts
20 ideas for reading and writing in ELA during Autumn.
October Teaching Ideas
By Marcie Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing
Learn great ideas to help build relationships with your students and thrive as a teacher during the month of October.
Studying Plot Structure
By Lisa Robles of Lisa TeachRs Classroom
Every story has some sort of a structure. Today we will talk about teaching two types: circular and cumulative story structures and how to use teach them to your students.
Teaching in the New Normal 5 Tips and Tricks
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching
This school year we want things to be back to normal. We are not there yet. Here are 5 tips to keep you sane while teaching in the new normal.