Stop Saying "You're So Smart" - Growth Mindset
Last year, my school invited Eduardo Briceño to talk to us about the importance of having a growth mindset, a concept from "The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success" and this book by Carol Dweck (affiliate link)! He basically asserts that there are two types of people: those who think intelligence and skills are fixed/unchanging and others who believe they are able to be developed/honed. In his speech and his book, he discusses one thing that we all (likely) have done: tell a student how…
Behavior Punch Cards for Classroom Management
Are you looking for a fun, hands-on way to encourage your students to consistently make good choices? So was I and then I started implementing these behavior punch cards and suddenly my students were working VERY hard to earn their daily punch.
Music in the Clasroom: Pump up the Jams - Teaching with Jillian Starr
I love music. I belt out my favorite tunes in the car, I sing in the shower, and I hum when I’m nervous (or concentrating!) So, why not in the classroom? Today, I want to talk about how I use music in my classroom to help increase my student’s ability to focus. In my first …
Free Teacher Guide: Google Classroom
Are you using Google Classroom at your school? This step-by-step guide will help you get set up, get organized, create student workflows, make, assignments, and communicate with parents! FREE for a limited time.
32 Must-Try Classroom Management Tips - Playdough To Plato
Classroom management is a critical piece of any successful school year. Start the school year off right with these classroom management hacks!
Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes - Averie Cooks
Honey Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes - Soft, tender potatoes with crispy skin and the most HEAVENLY melted honey butter on top!! EASY comfort food that's a perfect side dish anytime!!
Inexpensive Rewards Middle School Students Love
Looking for inexpensive rewards for your middle school students that won't cost you a lot? Check out this blog post. I have presented ten things that your students are sure to love. They may come as a surprise to you but they are so popular with students.