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A variety of ways to greet students

Great ideas for what to do on your first day of class.


Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another. Definitely will be doing this with my students.


Teachers can use these three easy steps for calming down a student who is upset or anxious at school. This strategy is perfect for the first day of school when teachers face students who are crying and want to go home.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Differentiated Instruction Activity for Monster by Walter Dean Myers

You could adapt this idea to other novels. Differentiated Instruction Blooms Taxonomy Activity choice sheet for Monster by Walter Dean Myers. After reading, students will complete a different choice activity utilizing the different levels of Blooms Taxonomy. Students will either choose one activity from each of the blooms levels. - or - Students can choose from various learning styles and work their way up the blooms ladder. 7-9


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Peachy Speechie: Hula Hoops and Zone of Regulation. Pinned by @mhkeiger.


A Not So Wimpy Teacher's Behavior Management Manual: Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Goodies and Some Extra FREEBIES!!

A Not So Wimpy Teacher's Behavior Management Manual: Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Goodies and Some Extra FREEBIES!!