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Individualized newsletters for parent and student buy-in - 12 months of classroom newsletters customizable for each student

Individualized newsletters for parent and student buy-in

Individualized newsletters are a great way to get students and parents to "buy in" to your weekly or monthly classroom updates!

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015: A thoughtful selection of new-ish tools you can use to improve classroom discussions, enhance formative assessment, teach higher-level thinking skills, and improve the feedback you give your students. Each tool is clearly explained and includes a demo video to show you how it works.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in A thoughtful selection of new-ish tools you can use to improve classroom discussions, enhance formative assessment, teach higher-level thinking skills, and improve the feedback you give your students. Each tool is clearly e

Make it a habit to share good news with parents. Even the little things can make a big difference.

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

I love this idea of teachers calling parents for the good times, not just the bad. Good parent/teacher relations really help schools achieve out of this world yearbook concepts, too!

Behavior is one of the biggest classroom management problems teachers face and another is communicating to parents.  Solve those issues by using these ideas, checklists, and forms to help keep track of discipline and work ethics- ALL FREE to download!

Reporting Behavior in the Classroom

Behavior is one of the biggest classroom management problems teachers face and another is communicating to parents. Solve those issues by using these ideas, checklists, and forms to help keep track of discipline and work ethics :)

Getting students to complete work can be tough! Here are four things to consider along with tips for each one.

Getting Students to Complete Work - HoJo's Teaching

Getting students to complete work can be tough! Here are four things to consider along with tips for each one. I love these tips and reflections!

Back to School, Open House, Backpack Night, or Meet the Teacher Parent Handbook!  Increase parent involvement with this easy to use and editable handbook!

Back to School Parent Handbook

Back to School, Open House, Backpack Night, or Meet the Teacher Parent Handbook! Increase parent involvement with this easy to use and editable handbook!

Tested and approved by both high school and middle school students!This is a great first week of school activity to help you get to know your students quickly while encouraging ice breaker discussions among students. Begin the year with an activity that supports building a classroom community!Complete one for yourself, too!Please visit us at:elementaryskillsandstrategies.comFacebook - Elementary Skills and Strategies

All About Me - Secondary and Upper Elementary

All About Me - Upper Elementary/Secondary

FREE for a short time! Students make chapter study guides - assess literal comprehension, summary, theme, and more - students lead in-class discussions and write test questions! Use during reading instead of chapter quizzes (or in addition). Use for ANY middle or high school literature unit!

Chapter Study Guides: Student-Led Notes & Discussion for ANY Novel

Students make chapter study guides - assess literal comprehension, summary, theme, and more - students lead in-class discussions and write test questions! Use during reading instead of chapter quizzes (or in addition). Use for ANY school literature unit!

10 Simple Ways to Show Students You Care...read all about them.

"The good teacher communicates a deep regard for students' lives, a regard infused with unblinking attention, respect even awe.

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed ... Some good ones in here, from temporary email addresses to shutting down social media accounts.

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed: Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.

11 Teacher Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You

11 Teacher-Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You

11 Teacher Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You Use secure app to share pictures w/ parents. Have approval/permission forms at open house.

9 ways to teach students to be responsible in the elementary classroom gives some good tips and ideas on how to instill a sense of responsibility in your students. Character Education | Classroom Management | Personal Responsibility | Clasroom Culture | Classroom Community

Teach Responsibility in the Elementary Classroom

Great for OSC age - 9 ways to teach students to be responsible in the elementary classroom gives some good tips and ideas on how to instill a sense of responsibility in your students.

Gr8 Ideas for family involvement on a campus or in a class!

Help! I Need Family Involvement

27 Ways to increase family involvement in your class - Could you try JUST TWO of these strategies before the end of the school year? How about one & plan to adopt another new one for back to school? You know there's room for more family involvement.

Easy way to assign partners. Each student chooses a stick and partners up with their color match.

Great way to randomly assign partners. Put popsicle sticks in your hand, plain side out. Have kids pick sticks and pair with the child with the matching stick.

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