It's nearly that time of year: Open House season! This is an exciting time for students to show off all their hard work to their families. It can also be a little stressful‚ but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips for teachers, new and experienced, that will help make the planning easier and the Open House a memorable one.
Reducing stress during testing time is not just about creating a stress-free environment. It’s about helping students lessen the anxieties that aren't helpful for testing, and showing them that some stress can help you perform up to your potential. Here are a few simple stress-reducing tips for you and your students!
With renewed emphasis on Text Complexity in state standards, teachers must find ways to help students access text that is written above their current reading level, or at or above grade level. When and how should we introduce Complex Text to students? What exactly makes text complex?
Integrating technology into the classroom is essential for the success of 21st century learners, but technology does not always work as planned. Here are some easy ways to maximize the use of technology in the classroom while minimizing the pitfalls that can occur.
As each holiday nears, there's always a bit of a scramble to find simple but meaningful ways to celebrate it with your students. With limited time and resources, what can you do this Valentine’s Day that's quick and easy but also meaningful and memorable? Here are four highly doable ideas to try!
Right about now, most primary grades are gearing up to celebrate 100 days of school. For young ones, 100 feels like such a big number! Here are some 100-Day activities that can work for many grade levels. Give one a try‚ and share with us your own favorites. We'd love to hear from at least 100 of you!