Whether you call it a field trip, excursion, school trip or outing-it’s exhausting! True, field trips can be a lot of fun, but they can also be stressful if you are unprepared or if things go wrong. Nobody wants that. All it takes to have an amazing field trip is some planning, a great place to go and a positive attitude. Okay, that might not be all. Check out our ultimate guide to mastering field trips![Read more…] about The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips
When I was in grade four I had a teacher tell me that I would have to work very hard if I wanted to be a writer when I grew up because my writing wasn’t very good. That tiny sentence, said in passing one day after I’d shared a story I wrote on my own, has stuck with me for all these years. The feedback you give to students sticks with them, even when you don’t think it will. You need to make sure your feedback helps them become better students and guides them without being ultra-judgy and destroying their self-esteem. This can be a challenging task (especially when we’re overwhelmed with things to get done). Keep reading to find out how you can master the art of giving students feedback.[Read more…] about How to Give Amazing Student Feedback
Do you need some convincing about how you can effectively use task cards in the classroom? Do you like the idea of task cards, but don’t have the time to make them? All that printing and laminating and cutting can look like it’s not worth your time. Well, we have some solutions to get the most out of task cards for your students in the least amount of time for you. Keep on reading to find out how we use them and why we think they’re so valuable.[Read more…] about The Trouble With Task Cards
Do you want to try flexible seating in your classroom but you aren’t sure where to start? Maybe it’s not the right fit for your classroom management style. Let us walk you through how to start alternative seating options in your classroom so you can decide for yourself if it’s the right fit for you.
Hint hint! It’s not right for everyone.
Our goal is not to convince you to try flexible seating, but instead give you a realistic idea of how flexible seating can be a benefit to your students, problems you’ll encounter and what you should think about before you go buying yourself flexible seating furniture.[Read more…] about Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Seating
Do you have students in your classroom you would label as reluctant readers? A reluctant reader is usually considered to be a person who doesn’t read for pleasure, but we’re about to debunk that myth and help you out in your classroom by giving you strategies to engage reluctant readers in ways you didn’t even know you needed.[Read more…] about Strategies for Reluctant Readers
We love picture books and use them all the time in our classroom as mentor texts or to illustrate writer’s craft. We love books that highlight kindness and use them all year with our students. We’re always on the search for new books, but here are some of the best kindness books we’ve found and use all year.[Read more…] about Books About Kindness