Group work can be either incredibly effective or an incredible disaster. Use these tips for making group work productive to avoid lack of productivity, hurt feelings, and shirking of responsibilities.

Ways to Make Group Work Work

  I believe that most teachers don’t really know what is going on socially in their classroom. Not because they aren’t paying attention or because

Ideas for Encouraging Self-Evaluation

  School is all about evaluation. Everything from written work to behavior to how neatly one keeps one’s desk is up for judgement. And then of course there

Waiting can be challenging for adolescents, so here are three fun word games to play while waiting at the bank, in line for a ride, or other times that you find yourself waiting with your kids.

3 More Games to Play While Waiting

Whether you are standing in line at the bank or standing in line to ride Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, waiting can be a trying time for

Valentine’s Day Homophones Story

There are over 50 homophone mistakes in this story. Can your students find them all? Tony decided two make a Valentine’s pitcher four his mother. He

Class Mascot

Creating a Class Mascot

This is Zig-Zag. When I was teaching third grade, he was our class mascot. In his physical form, he was a large, light green, stuffed

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