5 Fun Ways Pets Can Help Children Learn All Summer

…like keeping commitments, managing responsibility, and more. Oh, and don’t forget the ever-present math lessons when it comes to anything money-related. Obviously, pet sitting or dog walking is more appropriate…

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

…ALICE website: www.alicetraining.com. Julia is nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Counseling, and while serving as a…

Out with Answer Keys – In with QR Codes!

…out the codes, and glue them to the backs of your cards. Don’t let this talk of “coding”scare you. I’m not talking about computer coding or anything technical. Just go…

Quiet Signals and Timers

…program in the timer to count up or count down, depending on the task you want to time. One of my favorite free websites is Online Stopwatch at www.online-stopwatch.com. They have…

Teaching Informational Text with Magazines

…classroom. See the customizable letter below for sample wording. Some airline frequent flyer programs will let you use miles to purchase magazines. Delta’s program allows you to purchase Sports Illustrated…

The Secret to Lightning Fast Classroom Transitions

…Teacher Heaven. For a complete description of Whole Brain Teaching’s rules, see chapter 7 in “Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids” available on Amazon.com. Chris Biffle Director, Whole Brain Teachers…