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DIY Projects You Have to Try If You Teach Elementary School

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McKenna Wierman

What teacher doesn’t love scrolling through Pinterest for awesome lesson ideas, classroom decoration inspiration, organizational tips, and everything in between?

[Classroom Management] 5 Tips to Engage Students Through Music

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

5 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset in Your Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

Individuals with a growth mindset, who believe that intelligence is like a muscle which can be developed and strengthened over time, tend to embrace challenges, persevere, and generally achieve higher rates of overall success than those with a fixed mindset.

3 Classroom Management Tips to Support Your Students of Varying Exceptionalities

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Scott Sterling

As more and more schools embrace the benefits of inclusive classrooms, there are some general planning strategies educators can use to effectively handle varying exceptionalities in the classroom.

Use Constitution Day to Set Classroom Expectations: Free Resources to Celebrate!

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Madison Michell

Later this month, schools across the nation will celebrate a day that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

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