One of my greatest passions in the classroom is building a student’s character by taking the time to know my students. I live for the “teachable moment” – some more frequent…
How to Build Character in Your Classroom
Building character in our classrooms is as important as teaching students to read. Without meaningful interactions with peers, learning breaks down and teaching becomes a struggle. Here are a few ways we have built character throughout the year.
10+ Fun, Inexpensive Ways to Say Goodbye to Students
10 Fun, Inexpensive Ways to Say Goodbye to Students Beach balls & sharpies.
Conflict in the Classroom
Conflict is a very real part of classroom life, sometimes students just won't get along. And conflict comes in all varieties: fights, misbehavior, kids being rude, you name it. Check out the four ways that I handle in-school conflict in an elementary (second, third, fourth) grade classroom.
The Importance of Celebrating Character in the Classroom
Amanda Richardson talks about the importance of celebrating character. She also lists positive character traits you can celebrate with your students!
Building Character in the Classroom
This post includes teaching ideas, mentor texts, links, and freebies for building character in the classroom.
Growth Mindset in the Classroom
Have you tried making Growth Mindset part of your classroom? Here are five Growth Mindset lessons and activities that I used in my first and second grade classrooms.
Using Class Dojo with a Classroom Economy System
Class Dojo can be used as a rewards based system in a classroom economy. Students record their points and use them in exchange for rewards like a fun pencil or lunch with the teacher.
The Jelly Donut Difference-Spreading Kindess
The Jelly Donut Difference-Spreading Kindess - Teach Create Motivate
The Top 4 Ways to Foster Grit in the Classroom
7 Parent Attitudes that Teachers Hate - Amor de Mama English
This classroom guidance lesson introduces the concept of growth mindset by comparing two students: Fixed Freddie and Growth Gretchen.
Clippin' for Character is a positive, character education alternative to the traditional clip chart that provides positive reinforcement and specific praise of displays of character in the classroom. It works incredibly well with PBIS (Positive Behavior
When I was a student teacher, I remember being asked what my classroom management would be. Having little to no experience at the helm, I looked around the room, fixed my eyes on the famous stoplig…
Growing Strong Relationships with Your Students
Growing Strong Relationships with Your Students - Minds in Bloom
A New Look at Classroom Management with Whole Class Rewards
A new look at positive reinforcement and whole class classroom management. I LOVE this idea and can't wait to try it with my students!