engaging students in meaningful learning during concert season. Organized Chaos. ideas for incorporating skill development and keeping students engaged when you're preparing music for a concert, sing along, caroling, assembly, or other holiday music event. Great ideas and easy to implement- no materials and little prep!
2 Peas and a Dog: Making Guided Reading Meaningful for Middle School Students. It is very important that teachers use engaging materials during guided reading. Read this for GREAT ideas.
Organized Chaos: Teacher Tuesday: teacher music stand organization- ideas to organize all the stuff you need when you're teaching!
No Prep Activities for Music is a bundle of videos with accompanying worksheets for those days you need a quick and easy no-prep lesson plan for music. These activities are absolutely perfect for non-music substitute teachers. Students stay engaged with fun and relevant videos, while also providing proof of their learning with the accompanying worksheets (complete with answer keys).
Keeping Parents Involved at Home - ideas and suggestions for keeping parents involved and interested in their students' work and learning.
Great idea for differentiation. Allows for reteaching while still keeping students engaged and learning. Wonder if the Daily 5 for math is similar?
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Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year! Great ideas for after testing!
When Mom is sick or needs a break, low or no-prep kids activities are key! Here are more than 15 play-based learning kids activities that take little or no-prep. They'll buy you some quiet time and have them engaged without defaulting to screen time. STEM learning, fine motor skill practice, kids crafts, arts and crafts, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners
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Keeping Students Engaged Over the Summer... Free Resources for Teachers and Parents!
Students learning how to learn in an engaging and inspiring way. It's a WIN!
Best apps to help students get organized with school work, such as homework, projects, exams, grades, … great learning skill tools for kids from elementary school to middle and high school, and college.
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Fun, engaging, low-prep lesson to help young elementary students with subitizing, numeracy and additive reasoning.
Middle School Interactive Music Notebook. Great for engaging 5th and 6th grade general music students!
Pennants keep students engaged during problem solving while building community and classroom decor.
Teach prefixes and suffixes in a meaningful and engaging way! Your students will love learning affixes with this hands-on resource. Included are 25 Interactive Notebook activities that will help your students understand the meaning of several words related to over 85 different affixes. $
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Fun and engaging activity! Implement this project/cooperative learning lesson in your class as a great tool for studying poetry with middle and hig...
Pumpkin Reading and Writing activities. Love these engaging ideas for incorporating pumpkins into your all week long lessons.
Learn to learn with the 7 styles of learning and how to implement strategies that will help you pick up that next skill with ease.
Have a chatty class? Do your talkative students get louder and louder during small groups until it feels like chaos? Do they talk when you're talking then ask you what the directions were as soon as y
This Social Studies Strategies for Success is a guide book full of engaging, purposeful teaching strategies that provide students a rich learning experience. It is designed to follow the Interactive Student Notebook and Content Literacy model of Hook/Line/Sinker (Before/During/After Reading). This lesson design model rests on the claim that student understanding of social studies is best achieved by structuring content within “big ideas”.
Make learning about fractions a lot more fun with the help of some very frustrated penguins! This six page read-aloud story is the kick off to your students' discovery of fractions. Once each skill is presented and practiced, a game is provided that can grow along with your students' skill level. $
Math Bins for Early Finishers ~ keep them learning and engaged using great ideas and hands on learning
How to keep gifted kids engaged and learning - lots of tips for challenging gifted students in the classroom
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Classroom Management IDEAS, Kindergarten classroom management ideas to keep your classroom learning organized. Independent students makes a happy teacher.
BoomWriter- A Great Tool for Conducting Engaging Group-Writing Projects with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Math Work Stations-This blog post includes strategies and tips for keeping your math work stations organized and easy to implement!