I LOVE sticky notes and use them all the time. Here are some ideas from edutopia about many ways to use them. One tip from me: get the “extra sticky” sticky notes – or you'll be finding them all over the floor.
“Yesterday is used a quote from an educator friend of mine that “I may be the best thing that happens in my students and my staff's lives that day. I can handle the other stuff. They come first.” ” Alfred Thompson ponders the importance of wanting to be the best part of a student's day. While it relates to computer science, it relates to all teaching as well. Great thoughts.
This is an interesting approach to creating a customized “Facebook” page for a character. You can use this or Fakebook but many don't have access to Fakebook. Download and use this activity to create a “fake” facebook page for major characters in history or literature.
If you need some creative writing prompts for grades 6-8 (short 10 minute tasks) you can use this cool PowerPoint.
Love this website for interactive whiteboards in the elementary classroom. In the activity finder you can search by topic.
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Tips for minimizing teacher stress
- Discover 10 stress-busting secrets for healthy teachers. What simple routines will help you handle the stress?
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- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)