This will be my third year using Brag Bracelets. I first created them to give my birthday students something to wear as a way to feel special the entire day. I used to have a certificate waiting for the birthday student on their desk. Now, I have the brag bracelet waiting for them signaling others… Continue reading Students are Busy as Bees earning Brag Bracelets
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It’s math time again! Each day this week I’ve been watching my students’ eyes glaze over while teaching. Last night, I stayed up late to plan out today’s difficult lesson. As I approach the board, I review my lesson again reminding myself to use the proper math terms when teaching this strategy. Then I think… Continue reading Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb
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Peer editing is a strategy that teachers use to help all students with their writing skills. ✓ Students can view other students' essays. ✓ High achievers can benefit from getting ideas from other students. ✓ On-target and high achievers will have their skills reinforced by helping the struggling writers. ✓ Struggling students will get… Continue reading Peer Edit with Precision
A classroom economy system will help students take ownership in the classroom. It can also help with learning real-world financial literacy in a fun way. Setting up your classroom economy strategically will pay you dividends down the road. First, decide what you want your cash to look like. Ask yourself what will be the easiest… Continue reading Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System
Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year? Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time! While it is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, there… Continue reading Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!
Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction.
There might be one or two students that are disruptive and cause your entire class to become distracted. You’ve tried some strategies to help these student(s) succeed. You want to stay positive and not take away rewards because of one or two students.
At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year. This is a piece of cake for the students! Then the real writing assignments begins. Many teachers ask themselves, "Where do I start?"… Continue reading Get More From Your Writing Workshop