Tools And Ideas
Tools and Ideas
Practical information and resources for educators
Lessons, activities, and curriculum resources to usher in Spring.
Earth Day is April 22! Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly.
advice & support
Why paying more attention to teaching speaking pays off for students in the classroom - and in life.
Connect with Your Peers
Kate Ortiz says, “Some techniques I have used with middle school students have also been used successfully by colleagues at the high school level. I have described them in earlier posts so will cut and paste here with some revision.
Bringing the class to order at the beginning of the period, in my opinion, can be done without any teacher intervention once students are given clear, reinforced expectations for entering the classroom, getting materials ready, visiting quietly, and then beginning to work immediately when the bell rings. These are the strategies that worked well for me.…”
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