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Classroom Management Tips for High-Poverty Students

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

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Are you concerned that a student in your class has dyslexia? Our guest blogger in this post is sharing a free dyslexia screener that will help you determine if your student or child needs to receive formal evaluation. Click through to get more details about the screener and to learn more about supporting students with dyslexia.

Does My Student Have Dyslexia?

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

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As teachers, one of our main jobs is classroom management. We need our learning environments to be safe and respectful to encourage learning. But, sometimes, things get out of hands, and we can seem to get students to listen without yelling at them. This post shares tips for avoiding yelling in the classroom. Click through to add more classroom management techniques to your tool kit!

How to Get Your Students to Listen Without Yelling

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,

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Putting the BOOM into Differentiation!

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

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Teachers have the opportunity to have enormous impact on their students. Our guest blogger shares how you can change a student's life by investing in their self-esteem in this post. Click through to read her story.

Change a Student’s Life with Only 25 Cents

Minds in Bloom is excited to have Jordyn from Grade 5 Greatness guest blogging today! Please enjoy her heart-warming story about how she changed a student’s life by believing in his ability to succeed.     What do report cards, Honduran money, and believing in someone have in common?   My school created a program where each teacher had a special student to serve as

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Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Minds in Bloom is delighted to welcome Tia from Ford’s Board to the blog today! She’s sharing a great post all about creative ways to assess student learning, so read on and enjoy! Unlike many teachers I know, I don’t mind writing lesson plans. I love to see the week play out in my mind and think about effective ways to teach new information. The

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Here are two things most teachers probably think don't mix: Montessori and the Common Core! This guest post shares one teacher's insight and experience with combining these two seemingly separate teaching structures. Click through to read her full post on Minds in Bloom.

Montessori and the Common Core

Minds in Bloom is excited to welcome our new guest blogger, Megan, and a new topic – Montessori and the Common Core! Please read on to learn Megan’s insights about how Montessori and the Common Core State Standards can be effectively intertwined.     I was mid-way through my student teaching semester at a traditional public school when my supervisor approached me after a lesson

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How to Generate Parent Involvement in the Classroom

We’re excited to welcome Kristin Jason to Minds in Bloom today! One of the biggest questions teachers ask is in reference to generating parent involvement in their classrooms. Kristin’s sharing several ideas on how to do this in her guest post, so read on and enjoy! Hello teachers! Although it still feels like summer outside, the school year is right around the corner! What are

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How to Write a Stellar Donors Choose Project

My name is Nicole, and I am a past K/1st teacher and Reading Specialist. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom and a TpT seller at the Teacherof20 shop. In the past, I’ve written three successful Donor choose projects that have gotten funded by anonymous donors within months of being written. Here are a few tips on how to write a stellar project. Stay within the

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Are your students failing to turn in their homework? Do you want to spice up your homework routine? Our guest blogger shares a fun homework alternative that she calls a plateful of ideas! Her suggestions are for primary grades, but the idea can be easily adapted to any grade level. Click through to read more!

A Plateful of Ideas

We’re excited to welcome Scipi back to the blog today! She’s sharing a really fun homework idea that she likes to call a Plateful of Ideas! We hope it gives you lots of ideas! When I taught the primary grades in a Title I school, I often found homework was seldom returned. I knew I had to come up with an idea that would be

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As teachers of the 21st century know, our world is global thanks to technological advancement. Schools and teachers need to work at creating global connections for and with their students so students learn more about the diversity, communities, and world around them. Our guest blogger shares some great resources to do that, so click through to read her post.

Creating Global Connections in the Elementary Classroom

Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Hallo. Ni Hao. I’m Julie from Globe Trottin’ Kids, and I am excited to be guest blogging for Minds in Bloom. Our world has never been more connected, and the need to create opportunities for our youngest students to learn about the world has never been more important. Connecting students globally with diverse literature, current events, projects, and activities will set them

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Mindfulness is an increasingly common buzzword in education, but it's for good reason. Dr. Erica Warren returns to guest post on Minds in Bloom with a post about how mindfulness promotes learning in the classroom. She shares strategies for teaching students mindfulness before testing, after conflict, and in other scenarios. Click through to read more.

How Mindfulness Promotes Learning: Superior Strategies for Success

Minds in Bloom is delighted to welcome Dr. Erica Warren back to the blog today! Dr. Warren is sharing an insightful post about how mindfulness promotes learning, including specific strategies teachers can employ. We know you’ll find this post really helpful, so enjoy! The metacognitive skill, mindfulness, is a gift you can teach your students, and it will serve them throughout their lives. Mindfulness is

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Helping children thrive in special education is of monumental importance, because those kids already have so many odds stacked against them. Our guest blogger shares a heart-breaking story of a girl who experienced failure until being placed in an appropriate special education classroom and shares insights on properly differentiating instruction.

Helping Children Thrive in Special Education

When we have students with special needs enter our classroom, we aren’t always sure what the best ways to help them might be. We’re pleased to have Kathleen from A+ Kids Bloggin’ talk about helping children thrive in special education in her guest blog post below. She shares an experience that she went through with a student who came into her classroom and tips for

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Classroom discussion shouldn't always be teacher-led. In this guest post on Minds in Bloom, 10 classroom discussion techniques are shared to mix up the style of discussion and to put students in charge of speaking, listening, and sharing. You'll find a mixture of techniques in this post, some of which are kinesthetic, some of which are auditory, and some of which are written!

10 Classroom Discussion Techniques

Hi! I am Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher, and I am so excited to be posting over here on Minds in Bloom! I am a fourth grade teacher in Northern Nevada who believes that my students learn just as much talking to each other as they do talking to me. Classroom discussions are a great way to develop speaking and listening skills

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