By Teachers, For Teachers
In honor of Presidents' Day, TeachHUB compiled a list of the Top 12 creative lessons and classroom activities relating the presidents and White House history.
Last summer, California’s State Board of Education passed new regulations to the Parent Empowerment Act, or “parent trigger” law, which has sparked contentious debates between charter school advocates, teachers unions and local communities. As the trends grows and more states pass similar parent trigger laws, it is important to review the pros, cons and lessoned learn from the California.
Wordless picture books have been around for well over 60 years. Almost every learning objective in the language arts curriculum of every grade level can be taught or enhanced using them. However, wordless books are most often associated with emergent readers, typically preschool and kindergarten aged students. When I moved from the kindergarten classroom to fourth grade, I thought I would leave them behind but boy was I wrong! Here are a few of my favorite wordless books for all ages.
Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students. Here is a list of interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning:
Mrs. Mimi has been sharing her second grade adventures with undeniable wit and endearing honesty on her blog It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages for the last few years, but now she's gone big time with her very own book by the same name. As a back to school treat, Mrs. Mimi and her publishers were kind enough to let us peak inside the first chapter “I Love Naughty Boys.”