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Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach: Motivational Magic!

Learning Adventures with Mrs. Gerlach: Motivational Magic!
SO we all know as teachers that the first couple of weeks is dedicated to working on routines and procedures... Many positive "motivation" factors are considered in my classroom :) My first graders thrive on these little tricks of the trade! This entire post is dedicated to what I like to call my box of "motivational box" (aka some of the many "tools" on my teacher belt!). 1. My Behavior Clip Chart Sorry for the somewhat blurry picture, but this is my behavior clip chart. 2. I originally started "brownie points" a couple years back, but I saw this snazzy visual display on Pinterest... 3. I purchased a $1 spray bottle in the toiletries section of Target and filled it with water. 4. This is a brand new trick that I just started and it is BEYOND genius! 5. This is another original... 6. This is the new update to my old use of "Warm Fuzzies" (still have a deep rooted love my old guidance counselor and his warm fuzzies and cold pricklies)... 7. This idea came from the Kinder Gals... 8. Related:  schoolprimary schoolInfo blogs

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Kids Math Teacher 5 Things to Consider When Setting Up Your Classroom | Lifetopthings It’s tempting to dive right in and start organizing and decorating. But before you open your first pack of sticky tack, take some time to figure out what your daily schedule is going to look like. For each part of the day, ask yourself the following questions: Taking these factors into consideration will help you immensely in your room arrangement! You’ll be able to figure out where your large group rug or area will need to be (in relation to interactive white boards, dry erase boards, bulletin boards, etc.). You’ll also know where to put your small group table so that you can still supervise students who are working independently. 2. Kids need to take ownership of their classroom. Having bare walls might feel strange at first. 3. With the exception of potentially dangerous materials (like pushpins), kids should have access to nearly all classroom supplies. 4. The dramatic play area should not be next to the reading corner!! 5. Do you have any Classroom setup tips to add?

Lessons with Laughter 30 Teacher Thank You Gifts {homemade} Make teacher happy with one of these incredible homemade teacher gift ideas. They're perfect for both male and female teachers. These easy homemade gifts tutorials include teacher poems, teacher thank you cards, as well as edible treats, printable cards, personalized t-shirt, gift cards and printable art! We've taken away all the guess work on gifts to make for teacher's with these incredible tutorials. For even more teacher gift ideas Tip Junkie's Creative Community has over 113 tutorials. You can always search there if you'’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. When is Teacher Appreciation Day? Teacher Appreciation Week is a week long celebration in the United States observed the first full week in May. Make Teacher 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Homemade Teacher Gift 6. 7. Easy Homemade Gift 8. 9. 10. 11. Teacher Thank You 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Teachers Day Messages 17. 18. 19. 20. Teachers Day Cards 21. 22. Teacher Appreciation 23. 24. 25. Teacher Appreciation Day 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Beyond Traditional Math | Fostering conceptual understanding with projects and rigorous problem solving. 13 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Lifetopthings Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite Education Technology Tools tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 13 Education Technology Tools that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. This site has many of the same features as Facebook and Twitter but is designed specifically for education. It lets students share resources, hold online discussions, get grades, and basically just learn together. 2. This site has helped revolutionize education. 3. ClassDojo is a great tool for teachers who need a little help with behaviour management. 4. 5. Have great lessons to share? 6. 7. Is a tool to visually represent information. Ideas and inspiration often come at you quickly.

Famous Pirates Information Anne Bonny Anne Bonny was one of the two most famous female pirates. Both Anne and Mary Read (the other famous female pirate) fought on a famous pirate ship called Revenge. Anne had a rich father. In 1720, the pirate ship Revenge was caught and Anne, Mary Read and "Calico Jack" were sent to trial for being pirates.

Teacher Appreciation T-shirt Tutorial Kari and I have always enjoyed making teacher gifts for those who help shape the minds of our children. Good teachers truly do shape young minds and it can be a thankless job at times. I am so grateful for a 10th grade math teacher who not only taught me how to understand math, but to LOVE it when I thought it was useless and hard. I look back now and I can link my love of science to my love of math which was fostered by her! {Thank you Ms. Sometimes, however, I find it hard to come up with something useful and fun. Supply List: -White Cotton T-shirt –Tulip Fabric Markers (Black and Red) -Clear Ruler -Iron-on Apple Patch (Joann Crafts) -Cardboard/Cardstock PS: This tutorial is NOT an advertisement in any way. #1: Put a piece of cardstock or cardboard inside the shirt to prevent the markers from bleeding to the other side. #2: Measure down 1 1/2″ from the top line and put a dot on the right side. #6: Iron on the little apple patch and package it up for teacher.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning Over two years ago, I wrote “8 Things To Look for in Today’s Classroom”, and more recently, Sylvia Duckworth created the above visual that has been shared numerous times. As I am in the process of going deeper into the topic, someone asked me if this is something that we could do in professional development. As someone who is a big believer in creating experiences for educators where they partake in the types of learning that should happen in the classroom, I thought this suggestion made total sense. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul. Below, I am going to offer some of my own thoughts, not solutions, to different ways that professional learning can happen in schools and districts. So where I thought I would start is taking each one of the elements shared in the “8 Things”, and try to share an idea that focuses on one of the elements specifically, but obviously, each idea can have multiple elements. Voice Choice Reflection Problem-Finders/Solvers

Naomi's Blog - Job Interview Tips For Teachers - Point Production and Design Congratulations…you have landed an interview for your dream teaching job. Don’t panic! Here are a few helpful tips to set yourself apart from the other candidates. Whatever you do, don’t try to ‘wing’ the interview. Be prepared.Thoroughly research and visit the school beforehand. Know why you want to teach at that school.Check out the school website and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc) to get a feel for its ethos, programs and facilities.Have a clear understanding of your personal teaching philosophy and behaviour management strategies.Engage in a broad range of professional development, further study, and volunteer opportunities. KEY TIPIf you are passionate about landing a permanent job at a particular school, try to get relief work there. OK, so you are looking great. Don’t be late. You survived the interview. Write a thank you note or email to the Principal. Finally, best of luck.

Famous Pirates of the Bahamas For Kids Blackbeard Edward Teach, known better as Blackbeard, was the fiercest and most feared pirate of all time. He earned the nickname "Blackbeard" because of his long black beard which almost covered his whole face. He would weave hemp into his beard and light it during battle. Blackbeard began pirating around 1713. John Rackham John Rackham was also known as "Calico Jack" because he wore multi-colored calico coats and britches. John Rackham stole Anne Bonny anyway from her husband and they fought together in many battles at sea. Anne Bonny Anne Bonny was a headstrong, fiercely independent woman with a vicious temper and legendary courage. She was eventually captured on Rackham's ship, along with Mary Read, another fearsome woman pirate. Mary Read Born in London, Mary Read led a man's life. Read was later captured along with John Rackham and Anne Bonny but she escaped hanging due to her pregnancy. Sir Henry Morgan Morgan was born in Wales in 1635. : LOCK LACES (Elastic Shoelace and Fastening System) (Black) : No Tie Shoelaces : Sports & Outdoors