July 2016 - Minds in Bloom

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Mystery Trash is a quick game that you can play with your class to get your room cleaned up in a jiffy. Our guest blogger shares how to play in this guest post and gives tips on how to keep the trash items secret from your students!

Mystery Trash

Today, Minds in Bloom is welcoming back Steph from Forever in Fifth Grade. She’s sharing a fun activity that you can do at the end of every day to make sure your room gets cleaned up. Your students will love it!   I’m so excited to be guest blogging for a second time and talking about one of my favorite things…cleaning!   Back when I

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Executive functioning is likely a term the average educator does not know; however, it affects many of our students. Learn what it is, how it affects cognitive and emotional performance, and strategies for address executive functioning issues in students in this guest post, written by Dr. Erica Warren. Click through to read the entire post.

Executive Functioning Explained and 20 Strategies for Success

Our guest blogger today is Dr. Erica Warren, and she’s here to explain more about executive functioning and how to implement strategies to assist your students with executive functioning impairments. Many students are now being diagnosed with executive functioning problems, and schools are scrambling to meet the needs of this population of learners. Because many teachers and administrators don’t understand the difficulties associated with this

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Some teachers like to claim that there is no time for arts integration in their general education classroom, but our guest blogger begs to differ. In this guest post, she shares a variety of ways that arts integration can occur in general education classrooms.

Creating a Life with Arts Integration

Today’s guest blogger is Tracy from Wild Child’s Mossy Oak Musings. Tracy is sharing her insight on how integrating arts into general education makes for more rigorous, long-lasting learning. Enjoy! Many moons ago, in a teacher’s lounge far, far away, I sat around a lunch table with my colleagues eating a tuna fish sandwich, while trying not reach for the sleeve of thin mints seducing

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Gardening with children is an awesome way to take learning outdoors and make it more authentic. Read about the learning benefits of gardening in this post.

Gardening with Children

Today, we’re welcoming Sarah from Homeschooling and Homesteading to Minds in Bloom! Sarah is sharing her unique perspective as an outdoor educator to share the learning benefits of gardening with children. Gardening with a child can be a mutually beneficial experience for both you and your young companion. Growing food offers an abundance of creative learning opportunities. I have gardened with children and written related curriculum

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