By Teachers, For Teachers
For the 30 million student athletes in America, sports can be an excellent way for students to build relationships, stay in shape and learn valuable skills about teamwork. But school sports aren’t always fun and games. With scholarship hopes, parental pressures and an ultra-competitive atmosphere, some student athletes may begin to crumble under the pressure...
Does thinking about the end of the grading quarter leave you dreading the impending parent conferences? While most teachers will be scrambling to wrap up assessments and prep for parental visitors, these tips will help ease your stress over parent conferences.
As teachers, we are all working hard to establish that all important teacher/student relationship that is paramount when trying to engage students in learning and growing. One way I establish that bond is creating a special atmosphere during a weekly lunchtime setting. Sharing a meal and eating together is a strong primal bond for human beings.
"Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.” ~ James W. Frick Frick would tell California, and their out-of-control budget, that school libraries are NOT on their list of priorities. When budgets are hurting, arts are always the first to go. No Child Left Behind made social studies the low subject on the totem pole. Now, it seems, libraries are on the chopping block.
Games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks like teaching math facts, grammar rules and vocabulary, reviewing for tests or even completing lab experiments. Adding an element of competition motivates and energizes students. Here are my nine favorite classroom games for grades K-12.