Classroom

[Classroom Management] Making Student Relationships a Priority

by
Lisa Bliss

Creating meaningful relationships with students is key to effective class management, and builds a safe and welcoming environment for learning.

Celebrating Pi Day: Finding Math in the Real World

by
Sarah Cornelius

Pi Day is always a crowd-pleaser with students, largely thanks to classroom celebrations involving a different kind of pie, but it’s also a great chance to point out the more practical value of mathematics in general.

Avoid Another #PinterestFail with These No-Fuss Classroom Anchor Chart Tips

by
Madison Michell

We all know THAT teacher. The one who’s handwriting looks like a font and never slants off the page.

[Classroom Management] 5 Tips to Engage Students Through Music

by
Scott Sterling

Especially for today's students who are used to going through their days with headphones in, music can be a great tool to enrich your lessons and engage students in classroom. Here are five best practices to follow.

6 Strategies to Incorporate Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

by
McKenna Wierman

Teaching with an SEL lens focuses on instructing students in how to deal with their emotions, manage relationships, and effectively work independently and with others.

[Classroom Management] 4 Pitfalls to Avoid for Effective Group Work

by
Madison Michell

Successful cooperative learning means helping students strike a delicate balance between working and interacting to keep your classroom from quickly descending into chaos.

5 Tips and Tricks for a Fabulous Flipped Classroom

by
McKenna Wierman

The concept of flipped classrooms certainly takes some time to get used to, but the benefits for your students make this switch well worth the effort.

[Student Engagement] 5 Strategies to Make Brain Breaks Work in the Classroom

by
McKenna Wierman

Research has shown that when students are led in quick physical activity exercises every 25-30 or so minutes, their brain activity actually increases. These 1-3 minute exercises, or brain breaks, are easy to implement in practically any classroom setting!

[Classroom Management] 7 Tips to Build Community

by
Sarah Cornelius

Fostering a strong feeling of community in your classroom helps teach students valuable skills about interacting with others, and increases achievement by creating a safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environment.

4 Key Elements of 21st Century Classroom Design

by
McKenna Wierman

There are lots of great ideas to break out of the traditional classroom design mold and create a space that supports personalized learning and fosters 21st century skills.

Fire Prevention Week: Free Classroom Resources!

by
Madison Michell

Fire Prevention Week is October 9th through 15th! Celebrate with this free toolkit from Edmentum's EducationCity, featuring preK-6th grade fact sheets, activities, and critical thinking exercises!

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