Teaching Ideas

Why Use an Interactive Notebook in Your Classroom?

Using an interactive notebook in my classroom has been a great tool for so many different reasons. However, I’d…

Integrating Vocabulary Instruction into Your Day

Vocabulary instruction is an integral part of our lessons. However, we often can’t find time to weave direct instruction…

6 Ways to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication

Most teachers when asked, say that parent-teacher communication is one of their weaknesses. It is not that they try…

How to Stay Organized in Upper Elementary

The grading is longer and more intense. The attitudes have officially peaked. How are we expected to get anything…

Tips for Teaching in a Departmentalized Classroom

After teaching first grade for eight years, I made the switch to fifth three years ago. It…