As an inclusion teacher, I have worked with many teachers. This experience helped me learn many organizational tips from my team teachers. I often feel like a sponge, soaking up ideas and trying them out. Over time, I have begun to use one idea from one teacher and another idea from a different teacher, mix …
Category: Aids for Teachers
Welcome to my aids for teachers index page, where I help upper elementary teachers find new and innovative ways to engage their students. This page links to various blog posts on multiple topics, from teaching strategies and classroom tips to student learning methods.
I offer free resources in my blog posts to help teachers get started and implement new techniques in their classrooms. You can find posts on Four Corners, Concept Webs, Semantic Maps, and Learning Logs, which are effective teaching techniques for upper elementary students. I also share classroom tips on creating anchor charts, designing engaging classroom displays, and more.
I also provide methods to help students learn, such as a growth mindset and memorization techniques.
I give sample handouts, such as the Parent Connection Newsletter Series, which you can edit to fit your classroom needs. These resources help you save time and effort in creating your classroom materials.
I hope this index blog page inspires you to try new teaching strategies and techniques in your classroom. Let’s learn and grow together as educators for our students’ benefit.
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Are you looking for some motivational ideas for test day? Your students will be ready to tackle the challenge with these seven fantastic ideas. Read about candy notes, crafts, posters and bulletin boards, lapbooks, and videos. Follow the links for free printable. Enjoy! I hope your students rock the test. The handout includes printable candy …
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Are you looking for some quick and easy bulletin board ideas? This post contains an idea that you will love. Better yet, this idea gives you top scores on your teacher evaluation. Every state, school system, and even individual school is different when it comes to interpreting the teacher evaluation rubric. For our school, teachers …
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A learning log is a specialized type of journal. Unlike typical journals, students record responses to the educational material they are learning. This type of journal helps students reflect more deeply on the material they are learning. Learning logs may include: Concept Webs Semantic Maps Semantic Feature Analysis Lists of Unanswered Questions Students Have Observations …
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Teaching students classroom collaboration is such an important part of teaching. It doesn’t matter if teachers are trying to prepare students for today’s workplace or just how to get along with others; students need to be proficient collaborators. Educators recognize this skill as so important that the Common Core State Standards has a category under …
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Essay tests are a great way to evaluate student knowledge through all levels of thinking skills from What is…? to Interpret this. or Criticize that. Students will practice essay test-taking strategies using Boom Learning. Like all test types, essay questions have advantages as well as disadvantages. One advantage is students are less likely to guess. …
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