Looking for ways to increase the rigor of what you do with place value? So many textbooks ask students to do too much "fill in the blank" work...see how these 5 ideas might help you have a little fun AND improve your students' math understanding!
Wisdom from a tough lady. :) Life isn't easy or simple. No matter how much you pretend it is. People come up with many excuses to not do the work. Unfortunately, more people ever day have real reasons not to move forward. *Society* today get's in the way of real progress. The World is stuck in reverse.
Do you know a little interrupter who just HAS to share their thoughts? It is really important to teach the 'Why' behind social skills and linking to what other people are thinking. I always accompany this story with some Thought & Feeling Cards so that my students can start to understand how OTHER people think about THEM.
How do you help students work through their emotions when they are angry in class? I have started using this cool down center as a classroom management tool and an immediate way for students to relax and calm down. Check it out at http://LivingLearningLeedy.wordpress.com