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7 Ways Great Teachers Help Kids Feel Safe
More important than you fourth grade classroom setup -- do your upper elementary students feel safe with you? Learn how this free social emotional learning can change the way your elementary classsroom runs from the first day. Before you worry about activites, worksheets or lesson plans, make sure your 4th grade kids feel loved. See if you check all the boxes. Plus get free parent and kid questionnaires for distance learning! #art #classroom
Picture Books about Belonging (Perfect for Morning Meeting Read Alouds) — Tarheelstate Teacher
Check out this list of the BEST picture books for teaching students about a SENSE OF BELONGING. These read alouds can be used for quick and easy Morning Meetings or back to school discussion. Creating a sense of belonging in our classrooms is so important at the beginning of the year. Enhance your social-emotional lessons or a responsive classroom approach to morning meetings. A FREE Belonging teaching unit is also included! #tarheelstateteacher
8 Virtual Icebreakers for Distance Learning
Are you starting the school year with distance learning? How do you effectively build community in an online environment? Here are 8 ideas to build community virtually. Use these ice-breakers to get to know your students at a distance during this back-to-school season. Even if you're in the classroom, these digital icebreakers will help you keep your distance and still have fun!
The Warm Demander: How to raise expectations (and have students rise to meet them)
Every teacher knows to have high expectations and develop relationships with kids. But I think the key is in your demeanor. How do you communicate expectations and care for your students through tone, facial expressions, and body language? #warmdemander #tipsforteachers #classroommanagement
Incorporating Classroom Traditions to Build Classroom Community
Every year that I walk into a classroom, I have the same goal: build our class into warm, welcoming community that functions like a great, big extended family. We build classroom traditions and routine that help us to achieve this community, and it has worked year after year! Here are some of my favorite tried and true activities to help build community in an upper elementary (third, fourth, fifth) grade classroom.
Creating a Sense of Belonging: Setting the Foundation for an Inclusive Classroom Community — Tarheelstate Teacher
Start the school year off strong with a FREE classroom community building morning meeting lesson focused on creating a sense of belonging. Created for upper elementary students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, this first week of school lesson plan includes a fun community building read aloud and activities, discussion questions, student journal pages, quotes, bulletin board printables, and more! Download your FREE character education minilesson for back to school now! #tarheelstateteacher
Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions
Do your students know how to have a REAL conversation in which they listen to others and connect their ideas? This post has some concrete strategies you can teach your kids to make that happen!
Team Stop Signs Help Kids Stop and Refocus
Team Stop Signs make it easy to stop disruptions and help your students refocus during cooperative learning lessons. Visit Laura Candler's blog to download this Team Stop Signs freebie and learn how to implement the Stop & Refocus strategy.
Teaching Kids to Accept Responsibility for their Choices
Best classroom management tool ever! This free Behavior Reflections graphic organizer from Laura Candler is a great way to teach kids how to accept responsibility for their choices.
Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help you communicate expectations with students and m
Explicitly outlining classroom procedures will help you communicate expectations with students and make your school year run smoothly! Do you outline and think about your classroom routines and procedures before you start the school year with your students? Here are 26 classroom procedures as well as some ideas on how to determine your procedures and what to do if students don't follow them. #classroom #classroutines #elementaryschool
Social Emotional Learning Activity to Build Relationships with Your Students
Social Emotional Learning | Free | Use this free SEL activity in your character development lessons to teach students tolerance empathy and create a strong classroom community. This free low prep activity can be used with 5th grade elementary and middle school students to help decrease bullying. It can also serve as a reminder as a classroom poster to increase self awareness among the kids in your classroom. #sel #free #bullying