Classroom Management

Students are Busy as Bees earning Brag Bracelets

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

Classroom Management, Projects, Writing

Tales from a Teacher: The Light Bulb

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

Classroom Management

Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Using a Classroom Economy System

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

Classroom Management

Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom

  Classroom management must be under control before learning can take place.  You can have the best idea for a lesson, but without successful classroom management, it will more than likely flop.  A well-managed classroom is more productive and will keep you from getting frazzled later on in the school year. During the first few… Continue reading Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom