I am a firm believer that children are most successful when they have smiles on their faces and are given the opportunity to have a voice. In order for meaningful learning to occur, engagement must exist first. Anyone can stand at the front of a classroom and deliver content; many educators may be able to produce academic results by doing just that. However, in order to have a lasting impact, I feel that it is absolutely necessary to focus on relationships and providing opportunities to engage in exciting, culturally-relevant learning activities. Forming intentional relationships also helps to create a positive…
Sharpen your pencils, grab your backpack and get your rhymes ready - it's our favorite time of the year—back-to-school season!
Welcome to back-to-school season with Flocab! We know you're busy preparing for your students, and we're here to help you by providing lesson plan ideas to incorporate into your curriculum. We’ve created lesson plans to complement and enhance your instruction, whether you're introducing concepts, mastering key terms and ideas or establishing a positive classroom culture. Oh, and each lesson plan is standards-aligned, so keeping students engaged and on-track just got easier.
It’s that time of year again! Stores are filled with school supplies, eager children and even more eager parents. As teachers, we are shopping for bargains, and are fastidiously decorating our classrooms. The new school is about to begin, and although your desks may be in neat rows and posters of cute kitties may abound, are you really ready? Here are a few things you should do at the start of the new school year.
Looking back, 2016-17 was my most successful school year yet. All the ideas I had about my own classroom started to take form as I reflected on the things that went well and tanked in previous years. I finally incorporated the perfect balance of rigor, high expectations and consistent classroom management, all while facilitating a classroom culture that encouraged our students to form a real community. Here are some real ideas and teacher tips to help you and your students grow through the course of this next school year!