Students created dream jars from Roald Dahl's story "The BFG."   This teacher has created a bookshelf bulletin board display, along with a large drawing of the BFG, to showcase her students' dream jar projects.

Students created dream jars from Roald Dahls story The BFG. This teacher has created a bookshelf bulletin board display, along with a large drawing of the BFG, to showcase her students dream jar projects.

Free! Exit Ticket: 3-2-1 Activity Cards

You can use these at the end of class as a form of formative assessment. Students will write 3 things they learned, 2 important details, and 1 question they still have. This will help assess the lesson just taught and check for understanding.

It feels good as a parent when someone praises your child and tells you, "What a smart child you have!" doesn't it?  What if I told you, this kind of pra...

Calling Your Kids "Smart" May Actually Hurt Them!

Guildleader chores: Changing mindsets - how do you move players from fixed mindsets to growth mindsets?

Challenge your first and second grade math students with this FREE set of one dozen riddle cards for the numbers 1-120. This new set addresses early addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, place value, and basic coin knowledge, and is great as a supplement to 120 Riddles Set 1.  What a fun way to review math vocabulary and skills while you also model inferring and drawing conclusions! http://primaryinspiration.blogspot.com/2017/01/120-new-math-riddles-and-sample-too.html

Challenge your first and second grade math students with this FREE set of one dozen riddle cards for the numbers This new set addresses early addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, place value, and basic coin knowledge, and is great as a supp

FREE Reading comprehension story wands | How I organise my guided reading tub for reading groups | classroom organisation | free printables | literacy groups | questioning | teach students to ask questions while reading |

How I Organise my Guided Reading Tub

FREE Reading comprehension story wands How I organise my guided reading tub for reading groups classroom organisation free printables literacy groups questioning teach students to ask questions while reading

Developing a growth mindset in the classroom

Developing a growth mindset in the classroom

Motivational Marble for students, but could be used for weight loss, too.  Just add a "treat" for yourself as you reach a certain milestone.

I like this idea but for older kids and since I want my students in groups have them earn group points and then who ever has the most group points gets to put a marble in the jar for the class reward (five points equals one marble).

Strategic & Reflective Thinking Skills - a good way to introduce young thinkers to reflective thinking is by making a display like this one (“,)

What is in your head?: A photo of a display of silhouette heads with a collage of pictures of their thinking inside their heads at Mike Fleetham's Thinking Classroom

Fulfilling the Promises. text. 37-42. The Classroom Environment. (not so much the scenario's) Strategies to build positive environments. Carol Ann Tomlinson

The Science of Classroom Design #Infographic

The Science of Classroom Design Infographic helps teachers, parents and school administrators understand the power of brain-friendly learning environments.

A fabulous book to teach about growth mindset. What is wisdom? What is the message in the story?

This week we've been reading Only One You by Linda Kranz. The story is illustrated using photographs of painted stones, so we decided to make some painted stones too.

These 7 lessons and activities to make the start of school memorable for kids are the perfect way to welcome a new class of students! Use these during back to school time and during the first week. Gift ideas, classroom management tips, and ways to build community are included!

These 7 lessons and activities to make the start of school memorable for kids are the perfect way to welcome a new class of students! Use these during back to school time and during the first week. Gift ideas, classroom management tips, and ways to build community are included!

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