This is one of the first TED talks I ever watched, and still one of the best: How schools kill creativity

❛Sir Ken Robinson❜ TED Do schools kill creativity? ~ "Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Forever in Fifth Grade: Five For Friday Marshmallow Treats for Marshmallow Feet

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT~ When you want to inspire quiet walking feet in the hallway, offer tokens for marshmallow treats when you get marshmallow feet! When they hit their target, whip up a batch of rice crispy treats!

Landform Flipbook FREEBIE - What a great, hands-on way to learn about social studies landforms!

Ginger Snaps Treats for Teachers ~ a landform flip book that starts out as individual forms but then when it comes together it builds an entire scene of a physical environment incorporating all different landforms.

Tree of Life project.  Have students draw a ring for each year of their life and then write and illustrate events from that year inside each ring. Awesome.

Tree of Life project. Have students draw a ring for each year of their life and then write and illustrate events from that year inside each ring. Beginning of the year project!

Easy attiler

Add a collection of colorful and inexpensive pails from the dollar store to the top of a lazy susan and you've got a fun craft supply organizer for the top of your kids craft table.

BRILLIANT way to keep kids from throwing the dice all over the floor

Students shake the little container and the dice stays put. (Why didn't I think of this! Our students dice are always flying around the room).

Two filing cabinets back to back with fabric to cover. Magnet board AND storage ;) (good site for new classroom)

Two filing cabinets, backs together and one side covered with some cute fabric and a border. Plus its a magnet board! Great in an office, then use magnets to hold notes, pictures, magnetic hooks for keys etc. plus have filing space for papers.

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