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The Best of Works4Me: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Practical classroom tips from educators for successful parent-teacher conferences.    


Integrated Pumpkin Activities

An anonymous fourth grade teacher

A pumkin party to celebrate and learn about Halloween across the curriculum.


Building Positive Behavior Traits


Students will have so much fun in this activity they won't even realize they're learning to build foundations of good behavior and positive character!


learning activity

Football Across the Curriculum

Ashley Moser

Ms. Moser scores a touchdown with students using football-related integrated learning activities!

Connect with Your Peers

First-Year Teacher

Katelynn M. says, “I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on classroom management. I am a first-year 7th-grade math teacher in an inner-city school district. I am having terrible luck with classroom control. I am the type of person that needs examples of what to do, not just being told to be stricter.”

Kate Ortiz says, “My first year with 7th graders started out rocky, even though I had taught successfully for many years before that. Here are the things that helped my students get more engaged in their learning and be more respectful: First, learn their names. I was overwhelmed with the number of students I saw each day, having been used to elementary classes, and I didn't make learning their names a priority…”

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