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Teachers test learning games on Allegheny Valley students

About 40 Allegheny Valley School District students on Thursday participated in a pilot program to increase student engagement through games in the classroom. The program ...

from Sailing into Second

Google Classroom

Now that our whole district has gone 1:1 with Google Chromebooks, I thought it was time to share all the neat things you can do with Google Classroom. Head on over to my blog to check out how to get started!

There are many examples of work box tasks/activities on Pinterest!   The images of tasks below are ideas from colleagues in District 742 or from the Regions 5 & 7 Structured Teaching training!

This math activity will have your students begging to play again!Students will work in teams to race against others to be the first to complete 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication problems correctly. There are 6 different rounds to give you ample time to use this activity as a review, a warm up, or an assessment.

from Cult of Pedagogy

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

25 Classroom Management Strategies to keep a chatty class quiet - I love this idea of using 10 frames on the whiteboard to play Students vs. Teacher! Lots of tips - save this!

from Teachers Pay Teachers

First Days in Special Education

Have you ever wondered what to first do with your students when they first come to your special education classroom?All special education classes are different depending on states, schools and districts. In my district I serve students in math, reading and writing.

Instructional coaching continues to grow in popularity as more and more districts and schools are buying into the model. Despite common misconceptions, instructional coaching is not easier than being a classroom teacher. However, for those looking to stay in education while moving to a new role, instructional coaching can be a great career move. Instructional coaching also provides educators with opportunities to work either for districts or independently as consultants.