reward whole class behavior. I have a cut out of a jar taped to my whiteboard. There are also a bunch of magnetic gems. When the class WOW's me, I add a gem to the class jar. When other classes compliment our behavior in the hallway, the cafeteria, or Related Arts, I add a gem. When the class fills the whole jar, I let them vote on their class reward.

reward whole class behavior. I have a cut out of a jar taped to my whiteboard. There are also a bunch of magnetic gems. When the class WOW's me, I add a gem to the class jar. When the class fills the whole jar, I let them vote on their class reward.

From the Game GalHere's a list of phrases to play an acting game like charades. All of the phrases are actions to act out. Have students take turns acting out a phrase silently in front of the class. The rest of the class tries to guess what the student is acting out.You can cut along the lines to cut the words into strips that students could draw from a bowl, or just read the words out loud.For detailed instructions on how to play charades, more free word lists, and even more games and…

From the Game GalHere's a list of phrases to play an acting game like charades. All of the phrases are actions to act out. Have students take turns acting out a phrase silently in front of the class. (Favorite List For Kids)

Poster to have in the class using the SMART acronym to share with students how to use the internet safely.

Informational poster to have in the class using the SMART acronym to share with students how to use the internet safely.

This year I am teaching a Study Skills class for the first time. All of my students in the class are sophomores, which means they are all taking Geometry. Recently, they're all learning about parallel line angle relationships and I have been finding that I really need a visual for them to reference. I had made a poster a while ago, but it was in color. We don't have a color printer and printing it out in black and white just wasn't the best. So I wanted to make a visual that could be printed…

Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal Poster and Coloring Page

This year I am teaching a Study Skills class for the first time. All of my students in the class are sophomores, which means they are all taking Geometry. Recently, they're all learning about parallel line angle relationships and I have been finding that

Each student had a sheet of paper with everyone's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student had 20 nice things written about him or her. We put those in a frame. This activity was great because some of the students in my class don't hear about how great they are everyday at home. Now they have a frame that will stay together rather than just some paper stapled.   The kids loved hearing about how great they are from their classmates :)

What a fun idea! Give each student a sheet of...

End of Year Gift: Each student had a sheet of paper with everyone's name on it. They had to write a nice sentence about everyone in the class. Then each student had 20 nice things written about him or her. We put those in a frame. This activity is great!

FREE Status of the Class Printable - "My Favorite Classroom Routine" a classroom management strategy

My Favorite Classroom Routine: Status of the Class

Use for writing? FREE Status of the Class Printable - "My Favorite Classroom Routine" a classroom management strategy

If you are teaching a public speaking unit on debate or argumentation, the Minute to Win It activity is a great way to introduce the unit! This activity gets students in front of the class and plead their case for ONE MINUTE.Oh, and they are completely in the dark to what their topic is until the clock starts counting down.The students get a little friendly competition while you get an easy assessment on their current debate/public speaking style during this fun assignment.

Public Speaking Activity: Minute To Win It Improv Debate

If you are teaching a public speaking unit on debate or argumentation, the Minute to Win It activity is a great way to introduce the unit! This activity gets students in front of the class and plead their case for ONE MINUTE.

I am in love with this idea.  Check out the video on this post.  WHAT a great teacher.    After almost nonstop requests to play the 70 Million video by Hold Your Horses, the class decided it would be fun to recreate the video using our own artwork selections.

Check out the video on this post. WHAT a fun project! After almost nonstop requests to play the 70 Million video by Hold Your Horses, the class decided it would be fun to recreate the video using their own famous artwork selections.

homework incentive - Each night 100% of the class does their homework, put up a letter in the homework banner. If the class gets every letter in the banner, the whole class wins a no-homework pass!! But if one person doesn't do their HW? The WHOLE banner comes down!

homework incentive - Each night of the class does their homework, put up a letter in the homework banner. If the class gets every letter in the banner, the whole class wins a no-homework pass! But if one person doesn't do their HW? Take down a letter

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island

Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

An Educators Life: I want to try this. Every time the class is on task have them pull a letter title and place it anywhere they choose! When a word is completely spelled they receive that prize

Classroom Reward Idea - Students earn a chance to draw a tile and place it wherever they want. When the prize is completely spelled, the class gets that reward.

10 pack practice worksheets - Will need to use this in class next year!

10 pack practice worksheets - This Teachers Pay Teachers store is an INCREDIBLE resource for Life Skills worksheets! Empowered-By-THEM

Love this letter!  It's very simple but communicates the most important things the students need to know.  Think I'm putting this on my wall.

Letter to students on classroom wall. From Tupelo Honey: My Classroom. Change this to my children Love,Mom

Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

The snowball writing method is a fun way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. Students write, crumple, and throw.  Their stories are continued by another student in the class!  #writing #teaching #EnglishLanguageArts

Writing activity: snowball writing

The snowball writing method is a fun way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. (Do this for art as well for drawing collaboratively.) Students write, crumple, and throw. Their stories are continued by another student in the class!

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