Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom

…discovered a wonderful FREE website with a variety of creative and fun timers. Online Stopwatch has over a dozen timers for counting up and counting down, including the countdown timers…

Teachers, Help MrOwl Help YOU!

…few of the things you can do with MrOwl: Create topic-based collections of resources called “branches” Make your branches public or private Search for, save, and organize online resources Upload…

Weekend App Attack: 3 Great Classroom Apps!

…Store by clicking HERE. The first reason I love this app is because of the differentiation it provides. The free version comes with two operations: addition and subtraction. For $1.99,…

The True Cost of Free Teaching Resources

Every so often someone posts a comment like this on my Teaching Resources Facebook page: “I miss the days when teachers shared their resources for free in the spirit of…

Investigating Condensation and the Water Cycle

…cups and dried them completely before starting over. Photos by Amy Candler, www.amycandler.com   Create a Plastic Wrap Barrier – The first method was to repeat the experiment and cover…

Halting Back Talkers in Their Tracks!

…classroom problems. As described in this series, Rule 1: “Follow directions quickly” addresses slow transitions. Rule 2: “Raise your hand for permission to speak,” targets kids who are spontaneously chatty….

The Ancient Secret for Wise Decisions

…other classroom rules, look at Chapter 7 in “Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids” on Amazon.com. Chris Biffle Director, Whole Brain Teachers of America Website: WholeBrainTeaching.com Facebook | Twitter |…

Taming Blurters and Wanderers

…in our manual, “Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids” on Amazon.com. Chris Biffle Director, Whole Brain Teachers of America Website: WholeBrainTeaching.com Chris Biffle, a college philosophy professor for 40 years,…

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

…You can also use kid-safe social networking sites like Edmodo.com and Kidblog.org to get online discussions going about books. If you want to know more about Literature Circles, check out…

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

…and they needed to have opportunities to explore and discuss these concepts. So I was excited to discover that BrainPOP.com has a wonderful free video called Dr. Martin Luther King,…