Quotes for Inspiration
FREE Back to School Would You Rather PPT Activity-Elementary Resource
This Would You Rather activity is the perfect ice breaker for back to school! Flip through these free powerpoint slides as a class group for a no-prep, fun way to get to know your students. Click for more!
6 Promising Ways to Inspire Acts of Kindness for Kids
Encourage kids to perform random acts of kindness during a school challenge or all year with these ideas and strategies for a kinder classroom. Host a classroom kindness month or week at school for RAOK Day on February 17th. Intentional kindness lessons and activities, such as writing notes, roleplay, and games, help build a kinder school environment. Add kindness to your lesson plans and grab the free printable RAOK list for your kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade classroom!
6 Tips for Building Community In Your Classroom
Every teacher wants their classroom to work like a well-oiled machine and the biggest key to that is building community in the classroom. Building community is an ongoing process throughout the school year. However, it can take many forms in the beginning of the year. This means getting to know each other and getting the room ready and personalized for the year.
Community Building Ideas For Distance Learning
Read about 5 activities to do during the first week of distance learning or remote learning. Establishing a strong classroom community is important for every back to school season and this year is no different. Learn about five teambuilding activities for upper elementary that your students will surely love!
10 Ways to Promote Culture in the Classroom
Have you been looking for ways to incorporate culture into your classroom? Children deserve to be provided with opportunities that highlight the diversity and beauty the world has to offer! Click to check out 10 unique ways your students can be a guest in other cultures. #MulticulturalClassroom #ClassroomCulture #TeachingCulture #ELL #ESL
Teaching Resources & Strategies for K-12
Distance learning can make it tricky to build community. But, it's not impossible. Here's how to connect with your students even if it's in a virtual classroom setting. #distancelearning #virtual #remote
Foster a Positive Classroom Environment
Create a classroom culture where acceptance, inclusion, collaboration and teamwork are valued. Students need to rely on these important skills to complete these challenges. These are great not only for the beginning of the school year, but all year long. Click through to purchase.
4 BOOKS TO HELP TEACHERS CREATE CULTURALLY RELEVANT CLASSROOMS
Your job as a teacher is to make sure your classroom is a safe space. We all have biases, but we should be aware of them and make sure we are not using our biases as weapons in the classroom. All teachers should strive to have cultural relevant or cultural responsive classrooms. These books will help you make better decisions in the classroom. #culturerelevantteaching #cultureresponsiveteaching #diverseclassrooms
Morning Meetings Ideas & Activities - Teach Create Motivate
Have you been looking for a way to incorporate morning meetings into your classroom routine? Or maybe you already do, but you’re looking for some ideas to spice it up! I’m filling you in on how I like to run morning meetings, exactly how it can look in your classroom, as well as different activities you can start implementing TODAY!
Elementary Mindfulness Activities - Social Emotional Learning
Keep your students calm and focused with these 20 mindfulness activities designed for distance learning and summer activities/work. Each activity includes a short description and directions that students can follow independently. The descriptions are editable on Google Slides so that you can customize this resource to fit your students' needs.
The Blog - Check in with Mrs G
Kindness is a community service at school. Teach your students to spread kindness at school by building a classroom kindness kit! Make an impact on the culture of your school. . . #kindnessintheclassroom #bekind #spreadkindnessatschool
Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
Level up your students' collaboration skills! Learn how to train your students to become leaders and facilitators of collaborative discussions! Teach your students these effective cooperative learning strategies. #cooperativelearning #collaboration #activelistening #teacherblog #teacherblogs #collaborativeclassroom #collaborativelearning
Keys to Successful Collaboration in the Classroom
Do you find it difficult to teach your students how to have collaborative conversations where they allow ONE person to talk at a time? Do you struggle with, not only how do I teach my students how to have one person talking at a time, but also how do I reinforce it? Here are 5 tips that will help you train your students to be active listeners who become leaders and facilitators during collaboration. #collaboration #teamprojects #collaborativelearning #cooperativelearning #classroommanagement
Building Community with Board Games
Board games (used purposefully!) are on of my favorite quick and easy community building activities for elementary students. Check out how I help students to build connections with peers outside of their regular social circles and make connections with new friends using purposeful playtime in second, third, and fourth grades.
Parent Communication App Cheat Sheet
This totally free cheat sheet includes time-saving tips on different ways to communicate with your kiddos' parents. You will get 20+ ideas on what to share so you can post regularly. Crank up your parent communication this school year, get yours now! #classdojo#classtag#seesaw#remind#parentcommunication#parentinvolvement
Class Goal Setting Guide - Melissa Nikohl
In this guide, you will find everything you need to help your students set actionable goals to increase student growth. You’ll also find pages to record important student data to help monitor their progress. What’s included:Student Monthly Reflection WorksheetTeacher Goal Meeting CalendarStudent Tiers WorksheetStudent Background Data WorksheetStudent Monthly Goals WorksheetClass Progress Worksheet Recommended for grades 3 and up. #differentiation #differentiatedinstruction #studengoals
Connecting with Your Class: Steps to Increase Student Engagement
Here are our top steps to Increase student engagement in your elementary classroom. We will provide you with ideas, strategies and tips that would be perfect to use in your 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade classroom. (third, fourth, fifth graders) #growthmindset #classroommanagement
How to Meet the Needs of All Students - Melissa Nikohl
It is important that we are always meeting each of our student’s needs. Check out some simple ways to make sure your instruction is differentiated. #differentiation #studentneeds #rti