Classroom organization is one of the easiest ways to encourage and promote student learning, as orderly classrooms help with focus, concentration, and engagement. Having a tidy classroom benefits you (the educator), too, helping you to stay prepared and ready at the start of every day.
Whether you’re looking to simply put things in their proper place, or create smooth transitions between activities, here are 5 stupidly simple ways to organize your classroom. Continue reading
I am always on the hunt for the books, whether that’s best for children or middle schoolers, best for the classroom, or even best for teachers and adults, I’m always searching the shelves! I personally believe that you can never have too many books, or too much reading!
This summer, my search did not disappoint. From a full-length book written by a ten-year-old, to heartwarming picture books about dogs and their adventures, this list books for kids covers the younger ages, to about middle school level (and the adults who read with them, of course, because who can resist a puppy or a story about growing up?!)
Whether gathering materials for your classroom, browsing through, or reading at home, here is a list of this summer’s best books for kids.
As teachers ready their classrooms, parents scramble for the best back to school savings, and students shop around for the coolest new bags, lunchboxes, and gym shoes, I wanted to offer a sale of my own. Through my Donnelly’s Daily Apple Store I’m offering a site-wide 20% off sale on all products and teaching resources!
Understanding grade point average (GPA) is a challenge many students face. Looking back on my years as an undergrad, I was always curious where I stood or how I had scored, especially when professors weren’t keen to share information as quick as I wanted, or too busy to meet with me individually when I had a question about pending assignments, tests, and grades.
However, free resources and tools have surfaced all over the internet. This GPA Calulator, by CollegeGPAcalc.com, being one of them. This Calculator is helping students solve this exact GPA problem on their own. Continue reading
Sometimes we all need to change the way we approach topics, lessons, or units. Here are some refreshing (and inspiring!) ideas from fellow educators to hopefully motivate you to change things up. Continue reading
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Whether you’re a home school teacher, tutor, specialized instructor, traditional classroom teacher, aide, assistant, in the administration department, or teach elective courses – this is a day celebrating you and the impact you have made, and are continually making on the lives of children/young adults/adults! It is because of you that learning is both possible and fun. So thank you.
In the spirit of giving back, Teachers Pay Teachers, the site where, as most of you know, I host all my teaching resources and products, is having a giant sale! Continue reading
Here is a short list of resources that you may not have even thought of. Continue reading
Today is Earth Day, and if you planned ahead and built classroom activities to share with your students this past week—go you! But if you’re anything like me, and still trying to figure how it’s already April of 2018, then here are some engaging activities you can incorporate into your post-Earth-Day curriculum.
(Feel free to modify/adapt based on the ages of your students. Highest relevance would be between lower elementary to middle school.) Continue reading
Earth Day! I love this day for the special recognition and attention we give Mother Earth. Far too often we are distracted and take nature for granted; April 22nd is an important day, for teachers and students alike, to set aside time to learn about our world and how we can create more sustainable, supportive habits. Continue reading