Please welcome Maren of Malimo Mode to the blog today! She’s sharing tips on teaching equality and diversity in your classroom, which is so important in today’s schools. When I think back back to when I was a child, the classrooms I was in always seemed to be homogeneous. Being born in the mid-80’s, divorce was not common in my area. It happened but not
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Gail Hennessey is our guest blogger today. She’s sharing great ideas for time-fillers at the middle school level. Keep those kiddos working until the bell rings! A new school year is beginning. My advice: Always have kids on task! Checking homework in the beginning of class or doing clerical stuff? Finish your lesson with a few minutes to spare? What to do? Giving them free
Today’s guest blogger is Angie of Teaching with Class. Angie has taught in a wide variety of grades and currently teaches at the college level. She’s here today to share her insight on using giant graphs in the classroom! In my fourth grade classroom, on Fridays, I like doing my math block a little differently. My favorite things to do during this time
So, a few months ago I was thinking about making an ELA skills review product – something with several different skills on one page – but when I asked my Facebook followers what they thought about the idea, a bunch of them basically said, “Well, that’s a swell idea, but what we really need is reading skills practice.” I am all about making what teachers
Hey y’all! I am Jacqueline from The Little Ladybug Shop in Houston, Texas. I am so honored and blessed to be invited to write a post for Ms. Rachel Lynette! I have always adored her, and today I feel such joy! So, as we all are heading back to school this time of year, we have millions of things on our minds. Right? Things ranging from setting
Welcome friends! Today’s guest post was contributed by Shametria L. Routt, The Routty Math Teacher, and it is about implementing effective math talk in the classroom. This post includes tips and strategies to get you started, as well as a variety of resources to use on your journey. Happy reading! Using mathematical discussions in the classroom is a powerful way to increase our students’ critical
Minds in Bloom is thrilled to welcome Jenn from The Teacher Next Door to the blog today! Jenn’s discussing those all important parent-teacher connections and sharing six ways that you can strengthen them – for everyone’s benefit, most especially the students’! Teaching forces us to be a jack of all trades. Not only do we have to plan meaningful lessons, teach (as well as manage
My name is Michelle from Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching. I am grateful and truly honored to be guest blogging for Rachel Lynette. Every year, when we study Native Americans, my second graders create a totem pole. They’re really easy to make, and here are the steps. 1. We create the totem poles after studying Native Americans of the Northwest Coast. Usually,
Hi! I am Nikki Heiman from the Teachers Pay Teachers store Creative Inclusion. I am so excited for the opportunity to be a contributor for Rachel Lynnette. I have admired her work since long before becoming a TpT seller. In fact, my mom is also a teacher, and she has used Rachel’s work for a long time. So, imagine my excitement when I met her in
Hi! My name is Aris Rossi, and I’m the teacher blogger behind Sailing into Second! Today, I’ll be sharing a tutorial on Google Forms! If you’re still learning how to use Google Drive and all it’s Googley goodness, then check out this getting started post HERE. Let’s dig into what a Google Form is and how you can use Google Forms in your classroom.
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. D from The Third Wheel to Minds in Bloom! Mrs. D has implemented stability balls in the classroom, so she’s sharing how she’s made them work to inspire you to try the same. Sometimes I think I have a “type.” You know, that one student who is guaranteed to be in your classroom EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. Mine is a small,
Creating a classroom environment that is conducive to teaching and learning can make or break you this school year. It not only appears on most teacher evaluations, but a calm and focused learning environment will help maximize student learning outcomes. One way I have found for creating a calm classroom environment is through using yoga in my classroom daily. Among its many health benefits, yoga
Today’s post is from Amanda of The Primary Gal! She’s sharing her experience with implementing a flipped classroom. In today’s world, our students are surrounded by technology. More times than not, they are more familiar with an iPad than many adults. Over the last few years, I have attempted to put my students’ interest in technology to use by implementing a flipped classroom model!