The TpT Mobile App – Updated and Awesome!

So, perhaps, like me, you excitedly downloaded the new TpT App a few years ago…took a look around and promptly deleted it from your phone. Well, I am happy to report that times have changed and so has the TpT app! The app got a major redesign a few months ago and it has had several awesome updates since. In addition to the much more

Are you on the hunt for a teaching job? Interviews for teaching positions can be grueling, but you can be better prepared for the questions you'll receive in them. Read this blog post with detailed tips for a successful interview for a teaching position!

How to Land a Teaching Job: The Keys to a Successful Interview

Please welcome Devon Ferguson to the blog today. Devon is sharing his tips on how to land a teaching job through a successful interview.   Are you a new teacher looking for your first job or an experienced teacher looking for a new one? The first thing you need to do is nail that interview, and here’s how. Now, I’ve done a career’s worth of

What is social-emotional learning? This guest post explores more about this important educational concept that helps to promote not only positive behavior but also a positive classroom culture and learning environment.

Making Time for Social-Emotional Learning

I’m Retta from Rainbow City Learning, and I am so excited to be invited back as a guest blogger here on Minds in Bloom! I am happy to share with you the ways I’ve found to make social-emotional learning (SEL) a part of every school day. I know that your teacher plate is already full with all of the standards that you have to meet,

The teaching environment in your social studies classroom is sure to improve once you start including these five graphic organizers into your instruction! Each of the graphic organizers discussed in this guest post have their own use, but they get students engaged in learning and give them opportunities to interact. Click through to read more!

5 Graphic Organizers for the Social Studies Classroom

Please welcome Kathy to the blog today! Kathy is sharing her knowledge about some of the best graphic organizers to use in a social studies classroom. Enjoy and gather some new ideas!   Graphic organizers are an effective tool to use in the social studies classroom. They organize and communicate information in a visual way. When applied to content areas, graphic organizers enhance the learning

Kids don't always understand how they should be thinking about what they learn in order to really analyze and understand the information. This post, which tells you how to make thinking visible, provides several fun activities that you can do with your class to help them better understand their learning. Click through to read the whole post!

Make Thinking Visible

Hey there! I’m Kathie from Tried and True Teaching Tools, and I am beyond excited to be guest blogging today at Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom! I was asked to write about making thinking clear to students, a topic near and dear to my heart! A fantastic resource is Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and

Using task cards in the classroom doesn't have to be boring or uneventful. This guest blogger shares 10 exciting, interactive ways task cards can be used to get your students showing mastery while having fun!

Using Task Cards in the Classroom

Hi!  I’m Lyndsey from Lit with Lyns, and I’m thrilled to be doing a guest post on Minds in Bloom.  Over the past couple of years, I have become somewhat (ok, extremely) obsessed with using task cards in my classroom.  It started when I purchased Julie Faulkner’s Cite Textual Evidence Teaching Pack that included task cards.  Once I saw how engaged my students were, I

There is no one-size-fits-all for classroom management. What works for one teacher might not work for you! Our guest blogger shares several tips for finding the right fit for your classroom management techniques and routines. Click through to learn more!

Classroom Management: Finding the Right Fit

Hi everyone! My name is Laura, and I’m the blogger behind Discovering Hidden Potential. I’m excited to share some different classroom management ideas with you today. Thank you so much Rachel for this opportunity. With different personalities and needs that teachers encounter in the classroom, sometimes it can be hard to find the “right fit” when it comes to classroom management. The typical one-size-fits-all management

Have you ever heard of roadschooling? Learn about how families that travel more often than not can still homeschool their children while on the road!

Roadschooling through the Common Core

My name is Jen Schneider, and I’m from The Learning Wagon. I’m a public school teacher turned virtual school teacher turned roadschooling mama. Roadschooling is growing in popularity as families take their homeschool learning on the road. Roadschooling families travel the country and the world in varying ways. A few examples include backpacking on foot, bicycling, in a car, or in an RV (like us).

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