Virtual Gallery Walk with Clickable Menu + Buttons: Google Slides
Engage your students from behind a screen with this unique, interactive gallery walk template with "clickable" buttons. These buttons create an engaging, student-centered experience. The hard work of creating the slides and linking the buttons is done for you, so all you have to do is insert your ow...
Digital Beat the Teacher
Beat the Teacher games are a great way to encourage positive behavior in the classroom. Here are a few digital beat the teacher versions that will allow you to incorporate these beat the teacher games into your virtual classrooms or brick-and-mortar classrooms. In a virtual classroom, simply share y...
Using Podcasts in the Classroom - Teach Create Motivate
Podcasts in the classroom are so fun and engaging! Have you jumped on the podcast train yet?! I have a great system for using podcasts in the classroom...
Back to School Activities for Teens
Pokemon Go was all the rage in 2016. Fortnite in 2017. You get where we are going with this! Getting back into the swing of things of a new school year can be tricky, but we can help! An easy way to connect with your students is to make your back-to-school lessons relevant and relatable. How can you do this? We have compiled a list of several ways that you can easily incorporate teen trends into your back-to-school lessons for the first few weeks (or anytime!) of the year. Most teens love…
How to Sharpen Your Students' Critical Thinking Skills - Young Teacher Love
For the most part, reasoning, deducing, inferring, and critical thinking are not skills that come naturally to our students. Rather, they must be nurtured and developed. We want our students to become critical thinkers so they can reason and apply logic to solve novel problems throughout their lives. These skills will set them up to […]
Historical Fiction for the Middle School Classroom
Historical fiction is great both in and outside of the classroom. While teaching about important parts of history, they often provoke deep discussion while asking difficult questions. Here are five historical fiction novels perfect for middle schoolers. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook must fight for her own survival in this poignant historical novel. Philadelphia has become overrun by yellow fever, and fatalities continue to build. Students will become…
Back to School Activities High School
Teach students to use They Say, I Say summary and response essay writing to join academic conversation. These questions will help students be successful…
Make Any Worksheet Into an Escape Room in the Classroom -
An escape room in the classroom is a super fun way to engage your students in any topic. Make one easily with the worksheet you already have!
Making the Most of a 90-Minute Class | Cult of Pedagogy
Whether you're brand-new to block scheduling or you've been doing it for years, these strategies will have you handling those 90 minutes like a boss.
March Madness Poet vs Poet Packet with poems, rubrics, short answers, and more! | Teaching poetry, M
Are your students bored of poetry? Get kids excited with Poet vs Poet March Madness. Students read poems in competitive match ups, rating the poem quality based on the meaning, mood, form, and language the poet uses. Students learn to analyze poetry, and they become obsessed with their favorite poem...
Fantastic Graphic Novels for Kids (3-5th Grade—and up!)
A list of graphic novels for kids in 3-6th grade that parents will love seeing their kids read. Meaningful stories and great illustrations make great books!
Growth Mindset Videos: 10 Inspiring TEDTalks to Share With Your Kids
Guaranteed to inspire kids of all ages, these 10 TEDTalks make the perfect jumping off point for opening discussion about growth mindset at home or school.
How to Make Google Keep Headers
Add a touch of fun to your Google Keep by adding some cute headers! In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly make your own. Here are the ones I made f...
Game Templates for Jamboard in Spanish, French, & English
JAMBOARD, Google's digital white board, will skyrocket class participation whether in your virtual or hybrid classroom with these engaging games.There are three Jamboard game templates (in Spanish, French, and English) that will give empower your students to participate. These templates will be a ti...
This critical thinking activity is all about getting your students to think deeper and to synthesize in your elementary classrooms via forced relationships!