A FREE unique reading log and parent letter that makes reading fun again! If you have a love/hate relationship with reading logs, this is one that teachers, parents, and kids can all happily get on board with!
Leave personal notes on students' desks with dry erase markers when you know you are going to have a sub the next day or if you just want to show them some extra love! Communication is key! Dry Erase markers wash off of desks in a SNAP!
5 Simple Ways to Connect with Students and Build Relationships
**Updated - I put the attention getters into a table format**I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one
Behavior Strategies Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!
What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher - terrific post by Jennifer of Cult of Pedagogy about the importance of getting to know your students and some tips doing that. More importantly, create positive connections with your students.
How to Best Prepare Your Student Teacher: 10 Tips for Mentor Teachers
Learn the Top 10 Strategies to Build Relationships that Count with your Students. It is extremely important for teachers to build healthy relationships with their students. These are great ideas to help keep your classroom management in check and to enjoy the children in your classroom.
Help Wanted bulletin board. Pockets with classroom job descriptions. Write student names on craft sticks and place them in appropriate pocket. Fun and easy way to switch up student jobs throughout the year.