Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
It’s August Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully those of you who are back to school this month are off to a great beginning with the best classes
ever. 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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Is Summer Vacation Over Already?
Someone posted on Facebook that August is like Sunday for teachers! We’re elated when the weekend comes around, and love Saturday, it’s one of our fun days, but then the dreaded Sunday comes, you have to correct papers, do lesson plans, and go to bed at a reasonable hour, you know the routine. Then there’s the month of August, it just seems to zooooom by and before you know it your summer vacation is like a dream gone by. But you do Love teaching, it’s your calling. Read on for some first day teaching tips.
How Morning Meeting Can Become a Sacred Space
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Adding new practices to make Morning Meeting a peaceful and calm transition to your teaching and learning day.
5 Meaningful No-Prep Activities for the First Week of School
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
If you’re frantically planning for your first day or week of school, here are five tried & true activities (not busy work!) to keep your students engaged while you get to observe and learn more about them. And be sure to download all the FREEBIES!
Developing Powerful, Enthusiastic Readers
Every teacher wants a classroom filled with powerful and enthusiastic readers. This is a terrific goal for the new school year…and it can be accomplished with
Free Video to Teach Prepositional Phrases
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess
Here’s a FREE video to teach prepositional phrases.
Developing and Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Math
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi
We often hear of research based strategies and how to use them in our classrooms. Having worked at two colleges in the past ten years, I have discovered that some who are doing this research have never been in a classroom or taught anyone under the age of 18! (Sad but True)
Using Math Centers in the Upper Elementary Classroom
By Kris McWilliams of Mistakes Allow Things to Happen
Thinking about adding Math Centers to your classroom math block? This article will help you take steps to implement a plan in an upper elementary school classroom.
Ease New School Year Teacher Anxiety
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching
Tips to ease Teachers’ back to school anxiety.
Math Games: Observing Your Students Makes Back-to-School a Breeze!
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs
Want to know an easy peasy way to really get to know your kiddos at the beginning of the year? Play some math games with them and sit back and watch. This is one teacher’s approach to collecting student data.
Recommended Reading Board
By Erik Arndt of Insights to English
Create a wall display of books (or better yet: series of books) that your students should consider reading. Make sure to have a variety of formats and genres so that there’s something for everyone!
This is the Time to Start Your Year Off Right With an Amazing Close Reading Lesson
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom
This is the time to start your year off right with an amazing close reading
lesson. As the school year starts, this is the best time to start with
Be sure to click the links and mosey on over to all the fabulous blog posts submitted by our members. Lots of tips on back to school activities, mathematics, reading and so much more.