What makes a reading strategy effective? Learn what other teachers and special guests from Astute Hoot have to say when they weighed in during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Ideas, strategies, and tools to enhance students’ understanding and experience were all part of the discussion.
No matter where you live, those days when the words “indoor recess” are spoken over the loudspeaker there’s an instant feeling of dread. Have no fear! We have three really good indoor recess activities that will help you stay sane while helping your students burn off some of that extra energy.
I had bins and shelves crammed full of books for my third graders. Books with colorful, creative, eye-catching covers strategically displayed to pique my students’ curiosity. There were daring characters and funny stories, poetry, and tales of the Wild West. My library was complete…until Paul* couldn’t find a book he wanted to read.
The first day of school is always filled with equal parts excitement and anxiety. We asked our Really Good Teachers on Twitter what their favorite first day of school traditions were during #TeachChat on July 23rd, 2014. They were filled with great ideas that can be found in the transcript below. After reading the chat,
Creating a digital portfolio is a great alternative to keeping stacks and files of papers for your students all year long. Not only does the digital portfolio save space, it also makes it easy to organize and customize each students’ work. You do not need to have a lot of technical experience or digital equipment
One of our Really Good Teachers recently posed the question to our Facebook audience about friending parents and students on social media sites. “How does everyone feel about friending parents on social media? I have always said no but have already had requests this year. One is a teacher in the district from another school.
Really Good Stuff, Inc. was awarded Platinum for their Wellness Programs on February 28th, 2014 at the Annual Breakfast of The Business Council of Fairfield County at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.
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.
A change of wording helps ease anxiety with this idea by Toni, a 2nd Grade Teacher, in Davie, FL. Take the Sting Out of Test Taking By Turning It Into a Show After 16 years as art teacher, my school eliminated art, so I had to begin teaching in the regular classroom