#TeachChat’s greatest asset has always been and will always be the teachers who attend. The #TeachChat on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 proved that yet again as teachers from across the country shared ideas, supported one another, and encouraged one another to think outside of the box. If you’re looking for ideas on how to
Community service projects are a great way to encourage students to think about the world around them. Finding a project that children and their parents can get behind and support over the course of a few months or the entire school year is the key. If you are considering adding a service project to next
On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Dr. Amy Hutchison from Iowa State University presented at the International Reading Association Conference in San Antonio, TX. Here are some highlights of her hour-long presentation. Using the iPad As A Tool to Enhance and Transform Instruction
Idea by Shelly, 2nd Grade Teacher, Parachute, CO As I’m closing up my classroom for the year, I create a “first of the year” box that contains everything I want and need for those first few days. This box is a lifesaver for me. In it I stash labels, files, folders, name cards, tongue depressors,
Lesson planning – two of the most stress-inducing words a teacher can hear during the week. We know that not everyone loves planning out lessons or spending their weekend with their lesson plan books or programs, so we asked some of our Really Good Stuff Facebook teachers to share some of their best tips with
Encouraging and nurturing parental involvement in the classroom can be a challenging subject. Time constraints and obligations often leave parents feeling pulled in too many different directions. While they may genuinely want to help in the classroom, sometimes it is just not possible to be present during normal school hours.
by Lori Wolfe, Monthly Columnist Do you have English Language Learners (ELLs) in your classroom who are struggling to learn to read? As many of us do, I wanted to review a crucial element in language and reading instruction that many second language learners miss. Phonological awareness instruction is essential for ELLs yet many children
It’s time for Really Good Stuff’s Sizzlin’ Summer Scavenger Hunt! From June 17th at 9am to Monday, June 24th at 9am, you will have a chance to win your choice of the scavenger hunt products or a $200 Really Good Stuff gift certificate. The official entry form and rules can be found HERE.
With the Common Core Standards (CCS) comes a need for lessons that meet new standards and requirements for each grade. Getting a handle on which grades need what material can be tricky for even the most savvy educators. Thankfully, there are new products, materials, and resources that can help educators tackle the standards successfully.
It’s that time again! School is about to start and getting your bulletin boards in order is a top priority. No matter what your classroom theme is, the three ideas below are sure to transform your empty boards into a welcoming display for students and families.
For the youngest test-takers, anxiety about the unknown can be overwhelming. In fact, test anxiety can start as early as Kindergarten! Thankfully, some Really Good Teachers are filled with ideas to ease the minds of the youngest students.