The middle of the school year can be a tough time! Between the holidays, parent teacher conferences, assemblies, performances, testing, and more, it’s hard to find time to breathe. During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, December 10th, we asked teachers what has been the most challenging this year, the most surprising, and then we asked what
Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad. It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school in every country. Kindness and respect lead to learning, while bullying, whether intentional or not, and criticism lead to anything but a productive learning environment.
Digital or ePortfolios are an amazing way to excite students’ curiosity, learning, and reflection. They offer limitless possibilities for demonstrating growth and mastery across all subject areas and grades. Whether using them as a platform for students to explain the problem solving process for a complicated math equation or as a way to show the
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.
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.