While it is sad to see the sweetness of summer days, so long anticipated during the school year, draw to a close, there is a sweet anticipation to the start of the school year, a time of fresh beginnings. Few events are more central to a successful fall kick-off than helping students feel at home
This is the second in a series from Lessons From the Classroom designed to help teachers improve parent communication. It happens to all of us. Despite our best efforts at positive parent communication, the response we receive is anything but. We are left shaking our heads and exclaiming, “OMG, what just happened?!” Solving a Conflict
This is the first in a series from Lessons From the Classroom designed to help teachers improve parent communication. School does not begin in my district for another week. However, as all teachers know, parent communication begins well before students walk through the classroom door. As I was preparing to answer emails from parents of
I have been blogging a lot about back to school. I simply love the feeling of excited anticipation I get when filling out my plan book with all of the fun activities I will do to help my students become familiar with their new classroom! In a recent post I shared a couple of back
Think for a moment about how you approach a new book, journal article or reading assignment. One of the first things you likely do is to ask, “What is this about?” If the text is a work of fiction, you may read the title, the back cover of the book and the first paragraph or
They’re here! The Olympics have begun, and the U.S. claimed its first gold when shooter Ginny Thrasher won the air rifle at the Rio Olympics. At age 19, Ginny not only won the first gold for the U.S., she won the first gold at the Rio Games! For those of you back to school or with kiddos
Recently I dove into the world of Pinterest, and I am amazed by all of the creative teaching resources out there! I have come across so many fun free ideas for Back to School that the big question is, “Which ones should I choose to use the first week of school in my classroom?” What
Some schools have started a new year, while others are still enjoying summer break. Whichever situation best describes where you are, plans for the new school year are likely swirling in your head. I have spent much of the summer researching new ideas for my classroom and developing new lessons for my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Welcome to the Lessons From the Classroom blog where teaching tips and resources will have the floor. We look forward to sharing what really works in a classroom of many students in a 21st Century world full of promise and possibility.