There are many different traditions for the way the day begins in a classroom. Start yours with a pledge.
Similar to handing out individual chalkboards for student use, whiteboards are the new answer to board work. For better or worse, they are now replacing some of the larger green chalkboards many classrooms have on their walls.
There’s no more chalk dust filling classroom air, no more chalk residue on your fingers, no more clapping the erasers outside after school. Instead, glossy white boards line the walls in a growing number of classrooms.
Buying whiteboard material may be out-of-budget for some classrooms. Here are a couple of cheap (or free) alternatives.
Do as I do… Set a good example at a school level by encouraging all staff members to exhibit the same behavior expected of students.
Have you ever noticed that even though regular school glue doesn’t always seem to hold projects together the way you think it should, it seems like it sticks to everything else in your classroom? Here are some tips to keep your students from using so much glue that it ends up everywhere you don’t want it.
It’s a foreign concept for some, but in Australia, hats are standard issue – and for good reason. Contributor, Barbara Braxton, really caught some American teachers off guard when she explained her school’s hat policy.
Teachnet Contributors share tips for keeping students’ eyes on their own papers. These simple techniques can be your first round of preventative maintenance.