An Organized Teacher

When I was in graduate school, during my first couple years of teaching, a professors said, “An organized teacher is a good teacher.” For some reason, this statement really stuck with me. Now, nearly fifteen years later, I can truly appreciate her meaning....

Displaying Your Students’ Work

Here is a great way to display your students’ work, and it works for the entire year! When I first began teaching, my master teacher shared this idea with me. It takes a little time to prep, but once you have it in place, you are good to go! You will need...

Classroom “Attention Getters”

Sometimes the little things in a class can make it fun. I have a low tolerance for noise, (and my voice gets tired after teaching all day). But I have found one attention getter that involves sound/noise. And I only use it for one purpose: I ring the bell to alert the...

Make Learning Fun with Bingo!

Okay, so I have just about every Bingo you can buy: addition/subtraction, sight word, weather, preposition, time, famous landmark Bingo, etc. Why do I love Bingo? Because it is a fun way for kids to learn, and because the way we play it is fun. How to make Bingo fun:...

Classroom Rules

When I taught my own class (before becoming a resource teacher), I had only four rules, and I reviewed them every day for the first two weeks of school. Here are my four rules: My class was very orderly and all the students knew what was expected of them. Different...