Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities.

39 ESL Warm-Ups: For Teenagers and Adults

ESL Warm-up Games and Activities

39 ESL Warm-Up Activities for Adults. Make your lesson planning easy and your classes happy with these fun warm-up activities and games.

The best teachers put certain things in place every day to set ALL of their students up for success. Here are some tips, strategies and FREEBIES to get you started!

Setting Our Students Up For Success

Set your students up for success with some inspirational quotes! Set your students up for success with some inspirational quotes! Love this - Mistakes are proof that you are trying!

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

42 Futures - My Back to School Rant for Secondary Teachers (and others too) :) by Created for Learning

42 Futures - My Back to School Rant for Secondary Teachers (and others too) :) by Created for Learning. This is awesome for talking about classroom rules!

Back to School: Reviewing Procedures and Routines for Your Middle School Classroom

Back to School: Reviewing Procedures and Routines for Your Middle School Classroom

Whether you're a new teacher, new to middle school, or just pressing the reset button for the year, I hope you find some new and different things to think about.

Whether you're a new teacher, new to middle school, or just pressing the reset button for the year, I hope you find some new and different things. Actually a pretty legit list

Over this summer, I’ve been contacted by a few teachers who are either starting their first year teaching in middle school or moving from elementary to middle this year, so I decided to write…

NEW Middle School Teacher's SURVIVAL GUIDE, Part 1

This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to 1) talk science on day one 2) randomly group students for your seating chart 3) spend time getting to know your students and 4) allowing them to get to know you! -by ⚛ Jen Siler's Classroom

This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to talk science on day one randomly group students for your

And So It Begins.... I like the title and should use it when Michael and Christina begin Jr. High.

Sorry if you thought my "I'll share my layout tomorrow", actually meant "tomorrow". I have this layout up over on at Kerri Bradford Studio today. Here’s the layout that.

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Pinner says. "  My kids love this game.  I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this.  One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today?  You just made my day Mrs. Wilkins.  I have two oral presentations and this game is just going to let me have fun.  So, how do you play it? 1.  Each team gets 10 Xs. (I had a class, y

Pinner says. " My kids love this game. I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this. One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today? I have two ora

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