Have you heard the buzz about mindfulness & meditation in schools? It seems everywhere we go, people are recommending mindfulness. As teachers, we know the success of our students’ learning relies not only on providing academics, but also a safe emotional … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in the Classroom
We've created a fresh, new (and educational!) way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! 4th-6th grade students will explore the history of Thanksgiving as they rotate in small groups through self-directed learning stations. With these interactive lessons, students will … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Self-Directed Stations for Grades 4-6
Discussion Strategies that Increase Student Engagement Expressive and receptive language skills are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires strong communication skills involving speaking and … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom
If you are looking for one new idea to try this school year, THIS IS IT! We are finally ready to reveal our secret formula just for K-2 teachers…. Introducing the 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading & Writing about Text. This lesson planning guide goes far … [Read more...] about 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading and Writing About Text
Harvesting Seeds in the Classroom We planted seeds, pollinated them, and then harvested new seeds in my classroom this year. My students were thrilled when they saw the new baby seeds in the bean pods! This is project based learning that students will never … [Read more...] about Grow, Pollinate, and Harvest Seeds in Your Classroom!