Sally from Teaching Redefined is sharing her top five tips for turning your elementary classroom into a flipped one! She loves having a flipped classroom and wants to help other teachers in flipping the elementary classroom. A “flipped classroom” has become another trendy phrase in the education world. What does it actually mean? A flipped classroom means that students get their instruction in the form
Archives for September 2015
Hello! I’m Danielle from TeachNouvelle, and I’m so excited to be here today on Minds in Bloom. I love Rachel’s dedication to creating rigorous resources for students, and I always keep rigor in mind when creating and teaching, too. Today, I want to share what I’ve learned about Blizzard Bags. Even though some of us haven’t even said goodbye to summer yet, it’s not too
Clint and MacKenzie, owners and founders of Zoo Wild, join us today to share their insight on how wildlife offers interdisciplinary connections. Read their take on how teaching their son about wildlife from an early age jumpstarted his learning! When my son was born, my wife and I desired to be parents that empowered our children, built empathy, and encouraged creativity. As a high school
Please welcome Lauren Poinier to the blog today! She’s sharing with us her questioning strategies for differentiating instruction and reaching all learners in the classroom. She understands the challenge of meeting the needs of all learners and wants to help all teachers make their instruction accessible! Differentiating to meet the needs of struggling learners and Special Education mandates can seem like an impossible task
Julie Petersen joins us today to share 10 really great online tools for getting kids more engaged in writing. We all know getting kids to write is a struggle sometimes, and these tools will help make it more fun and interactive! Do you know someone who loves writing? If you ask them where that passion comes from, you’ll probably find out that they were amused
Today’s guest is Kelsea, the blogger behind Teacher Gems. We all know how important it is make sure all of our students master the concepts we teach, so Kelsea’s post today shares her tips on how to simplify difficult concepts for struggling learners. 1. Give Examples and Counter-Examples My 4-year-old daughter went through a phase a few years ago where she had to clarify everything
Hi there! My name is Nicole Chavanne from Learning Lab. I am so excited to have this opportunity to share some tips and ideas with all of you! As a special education teacher, I have to collaborate with several adults throughout my day, such as related service providers, general education teachers, parents, administration, special area team members, etc. Through being a self-contained teacher, a push-in
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an amazing book on so many levels. If you have not read it, do it now. Like right now. Go to Amazon, download it to your reader, sit in the sun, or in the bathtub, or in front of a cozy fire, or wherever you like to read, and enjoy one of the best pieces of kid-lit, ever. Then, read it with
Howdy from a Texas gal excited for the opportunity to share with you on this AMAZING blog! My name is Cassi Noack, and I am a passionate person who finds her greatest joy in teaching. I hope I can teach you something today or at least give you the extra boost you’ve been needing to start your own financial literacy program in your class! Money.
Please welcome Miss W, a teacher-author from Australia. She’s sharing with us several tried-and-true methods for teaching phonics and phonemic awareness to kiddos in fun ways. Read on to find out what they are! Phonics and phonemic awareness are crucial language features. Children’s letter and sound knowledge assists students to decode words when reading, to sound out words when writing, to form words when speaking,
Renee Dawn of Teacher Ink is with us today, sharing her ideas on how to incorporate dancing in the classroom. She shares several fun ways to get your kiddos up and moving in a safe and fun way! Here are some cool tips and links for dancing in the classroom every day. Dancing is fun—and good for you. But sometimes, kids have to be
We’re welcoming Julie from The Techie Teacher to the blog today. As an Instructional Technology educator, Julie firmly believes that teachers should embrace the technology that surrounds us today, like iPads. Read on to learn her five reasons for using the iPad in the classroom! Hey everyone! I’m Julie from The Techie Teacher, and I am so excited to be guest blogging for Rachel Lynette.
Today’s guest post is written by Tess and Christine, the duo from Crazy Cool Classroom. They’re sharing a fun and unique idea about branding your classroom to make it more engaging and authentic for students. Usually by mid-summer, I’m done. I itch for my classroom. I’ve watched all of the TV I can, I’ve read a couple of books, I started a new healthy lifestyle,