“Educational Game Day” at my school began with a vision to decrease student trepidation specific to standardized reading assessments, increase assessment reading self-confidence, increase celebrations for assessment reading achievements, and diminish the fear associated with test taking. To accomplish the goals, I envisioned students competing against me in various indoor and outdoor kinesthetic games.
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I recently reached out to my teacher friends, some veterans with years of experience and some whose first year wasn’t so long ago, and they offered the following tips to help you survive your first year of teaching high school.
Our fun, classroom packs are full of printables that are perfect for getting your classroom organized and ready, while our Back-to-School Topical Resource Pack is loaded with everything you need for a perfect first day back, including fact sheets, activities, and name tags!
Interactive, immersive strategies can enhance an orderly environment that promotes pro-social student behavior and academic engagement. Let’s take a look into how you can establish control and coherence in your elementary classroom management strategy.
As humans, we are conditioned to avoid struggle and to help others avoid it as well, so it can be difficult for a teacher to watch a student stick on a problem while the rest of the class moves on. But, cognitively, it’s the struggling student who is developing the most. Here’s how to get more of that struggle into your lessons.