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Minds in Bloom is thrilled to have Ann from Little Library of Learning guest blogging for us today! Ann has written a great post for us all about an incredible app called Quiver. When you’re using Quiver in the classroom (or in the library), you provide your students with coloring sheets and assign them to color them in a way that aligns with your lesson
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of teaching all of the different nonfiction text features? Don’t be! We’re excited to have Molly from the Sassy Apple guest blogging for us today, and Molly has written an excellent post all about how to successfully teach nonfiction text features. Her ideas are accessible for both teachers and students, and she’s included a freebie at the end.
Minds in Bloom is excited to welcome Michelle from The IgnitED Teacher to our blog today! Michelle has written a really helpful post about classroom management tips for high-poverty students. Classrooms where the population of students is at-risk tend to be common places for struggles with behavior management, which is often understandable when you consider that students frequently choose to misbehave to distract from the
We are excited to welcome Erin to the blog today! Erin has written a really inspiring post about ways to add academics to video games, which is something I’m sure many teachers would shy away from. Read on to learn more about Erin’s ideas and suggestions! At the end of the school year last May, a parent asked to speak to me after class. She
The last few weeks of school are a great time to do some of the those fun enrichment activities that you may have had to put off in order to fit in all that is required. Make some memories, get outside, and start thinking about the long days of summer ahead. Here are some ideas! Write a Letter: Some ideas include having students write a letter
Minds in Bloom is thrilled to have Dr. Erica Warren back to the blog today. Dr. Warren is sharing information about screening students for dyslexia and how to support them if and when a formal diagnosis is given. Continue reading to learn more! When considering the estimates that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia and that there are successful teaching methods available for this
We are so excited to have Tanya from The Butterfly Teacher guest blogging for us today! Tanya has written an excellent post about an important topic: getting your students to listen without yelling. Give her post a read, and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Let’s begin with a little visualization exercise: Imagine Teacher Tanya saying very calmly to her students, “Ok,
Those of you who follow Minds in Bloom know I don’t do many group giveaways, but this one was just too good to pass up! I love this giveaway because you have many opportunities to win! Another great thing about this one is the prizes. You could win: A $200 Teachers Pay Teachers Giftcard A $100 Amazon Giftcard One of two $100 Teachers Pay Teachers
Reach high! Reach high up! Up to the top! To life lessons! It is the very reason we read. Open a children’s book, and open a window to the world of wisdom. Bringing the literary world to your students in the early years nourishes them in ways that they will hunger for more pages of worldly advice and admirable characters as they grow older.
Minds in Bloom is thrilled to welcome Christine to the blog today. Christine, who is a former reading teacher and a current librarian, has written a great post about teaching idioms as part of language acquisition for us. Enjoy! The power of idioms can often be taken for granted. It is easy to think of them as “old sayings” and perhaps dismiss them as worn
Minds in Bloom is excited to have Belinda Givens on the blog today! Belinda is sharing a great post with us all about differentiation using Boom Cards™ from Boom Learning, Inc. Enjoy her post below! We’ve all been there: small group intensive instruction and every student in the group is on a different level. You have a student who is answering all the questions, eager to
I have heard from many of you who use my Text Time close reading passages that the paired passages have been particularly effective with your students. That is why I decided to make an entire paired passages product – actually, one better because there are three passages on the same subject instead of just two. That means that you can select any of the the
Today’s guest blogger is Leah from What’s New with Leah. Her post is all about the five essential steps that the most effective classroom managers take to ensure they’re maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning in their classrooms. I’ll never forget my first teaching job. It was at a troubled urban school. I was a 23 year-old grad student with absolutely no teaching
If you want to do a Christmas craft with older kids or adults, then these stars could be just what you are looking for. Kids who like to color will love these 3-D Ornaments! Not only that – there is no mess! No glitter, no glue. To make the star, you will need to purchase the I Heart Coloring Star Templates, which come with step-by-step instructions. There are
Hi, my name is Jill Richardson, and I have been teaching English Language Learners for about six years. It is a joy and a privilege to help these students transition into the classroom, as well as to learn to read and write in English. Try these 10 tips to help your English Language Learners transition into your classroom: 1. Smile! Remember that your students are