Promote a community mentality in the classroom, help students meet behavioral expectations, and foster commitment to developing positive relationships and habits with these activities. Includes management strategies, community-building activities, classroom practices and procedures, as well as icebreakers.
50 Easy & Irresistible Ideas That Keep Children Interested, Engaged, & Learning as They Move From One Activity to the NextLearn the secrets to smooth transitions! Fresh, easy ideas help you calm, energize, and focus young children's attention in the classroom.
A Childhood Expert and Teachers Share Their Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children Who Disrupt, Withdraw, and Otherwise Struggle to be a Harmonious Part of the ClassroomFind the strategies that work with students whose behavior prevents them from being successful learners and positive members of the classroom community.
Now it's easy to be creative! Just copy the full-page, half-page, or quarter-page borders and have instant awards, announcements, invitations, labels, name tags, flash cards, and more!
This resource is designed to help busy teachers with the extra-curricular aspects of organizing and managing their classrooms.
Here it is: a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to portfolio assessment. It's full of ready-to-use forms and practical suggestions for making and using portfolios in all curricular areas. This book is just right for teachers who want to start a workable portfolio system.
More than 450 messages to help you communicate effectively with students, parents and administrators. Outstanding NEW messages for report cards and assessments, also requests, invitations, thank-yous, notes of encouragement, letters about discipline and much more!
Strategies for Arrival Time, Class Meetings, Work Centers, Small Groups, Outside Play and Includes Dozens of Other Routines That Set the Stage for Children's Literacy & Help Them Feel At Home in the ClassroomHelp children learn classroom routines! Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.
Do you ever wonder how some teachers seem to have everything in order all the time? Learn their secrets. Find out how to get yourself organized so that you can organize your classroom.
The way teachers talk to students affects how young children learn and how they feel about themselves as learners and members of the classroom community. This book offers strategies for supporting students through the use of positive language and includes hundreds of model phrases and statements for welcoming children, helping children manage their behavior, giving feedback on work, and more.
Full-color photographs selected by seasoned first-grade teacher Judy Lynch showcase dozens and dozens of creative, practical ideas, each accompanied by Judy's insightful comments. From arranging furniture and creating storage space to designing teaching areas and making schedules, Judy guides teachers through the creation of a successful classroom environment. She also describes classroom-tested procedures and routines for shared, guided, and independent reading, writer's workshop, literacy centers, word work, and more. The fresh ideas, helpful tips, and beautiful photographs will inform and inspire - all year long!
The Answer to Every Teacher's QuestionHow do you ensure that the whole class remains on task while you work with small reading groups? This resource of 30 learning centers provides the answer. Each open-ended, easy-to-store center has been designed to motivate and excite children. Packed with management strategies, assessment tools, and reproducibles, this classroom-tested program will provide uninterrupted teaching time with small groups and lots of independent learning fun.
Do you want to encourage your students to follow directions, enhance their creativity and increase their motivation in a fun-filled, productive way? If you do, then this is the book for you! These step-by-step activities also expand reading and vocabulary skills if you have students read them, and they develop listening skills when you read them aloud to your class. Organized by seasons, the activities include Presidents' Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and a variety of other subjects and special days throughout the year. Students will learn how to follow directions for coloring, changing words into other words, drawing pictures, folding paper and more. Each activity includes easy-to-understand directions, and requires a minimum of preparation time by the teacher.
The goal for early childhood teachers is to create and manage a developmentally sound and enriching learning environment. The practical tips and tools in this book will help teachers do just that.
Includes lessons, strategies, and management techniques to help you set up a supportive physical and social environment; integrate visual, auditory, and tactile strategies into your teaching; model routines that build independence; and teach reading, writing, and math so ALL students can learn!
Practical, easy-to-follow guidelines help a kindergarten teacher learn how to set up a workable kindergarten, prepare materials, discipline fairly, encourage cooperative learning, assess students' process, and more.