3 Ways to Introduce Cause and Effect through Signal Words

Use these activities to help your upper elementary students explore how signal words can be used to identify cause and effect relationships. Teaching cause and…

9 Reasons You Should Use Brain Teaser Puzzles in Your Classroom 

Consider these 9 reasons why brain teaser puzzles should have a place in your classroom as you make plans for your school year! Why are…

Plan for Parent-Teacher Conferences with these 3 Steps

This Glow and Grow strategy will be the perfect solution as you plan for parent-teacher conferences this year. Both teachers and administrators are always trying…

How to Organize Genius Hour

How do you organize Genius Hour in elementary classes? With all of those students and moving parts, it is hard to imagine that it could…

Explore Character Traits through Devising

Often when teaching about character traits, we focus on helping students to consume information, but we can help students take their understanding to the next…

How to use that New Google Forms Resource

I downloaded this Google Form Resource…now what? If you are trying to figure out how to use that new Google Forms resource, you are in…

The Difference Between Revising and Editing

What is the difference between revising and editing, and what strategies can teachers use to instruct on each? In a nutshell… Revising includes making improvements…

Constitution Day Lesson Ideas for Upper Elementary

  Looking for some quick ideas for Constitution Day lesson ideas that will keep students engaged? We’ve got you covered with a teacher-created list of…

20+ Lapbooks to Enhance Instruction in Elementary

Using lapbooks to enhance instruction in your elementary class will provide students with interactive resources for learning, and a single, well designed note taking activity…

5 Resources for Teaching Place Value in Upper Elementary

Teaching place value in upper elementary has never been easier with these 5 resources. I’ve got 1,000,000 reasons to teach place value, so I want…