Are you familiar with bell ringers? It's okay to say no. When I first started teaching I had no idea. As a newbie teacher, I really thought we would have seamless transitions from one subject to the next. Not only that, but I also thought every moment of our day would be filled with engaging, content-rich learning. Imagine my surprise when I … [Read more...] about Why Are Bell Ringers So Popular Right Now?
Are you worried about planning your first week of U.S. History lessons? Don't be! In this post, I will walk you through four tips to get started on the most successful year of history yet. During the First Week of U.S. History Establish a Routine It's no secret that students thrive on routine. I won't speak for you, but I personally … [Read more...] about 4 Quick Tips for an Easy First Week of U.S. History
Do you use warm-ups or bell ringers in your classroom? Check out this post for 5 reasons why you will absolutely love them! First, let's talk about what a warm-up is. They go by many names including bell ringer, spiral review, introduction activity, and more. Overall, warm-ups are a quick way to get class started and provide a little structure … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Warm-Ups
What is your favorite teaching strategy? Read on for three fresh ideas to start using today! These strategies are ones I have personally used in the classroom and which have all been proven to be successful. Remember though, not all classrooms are the same. Teaching strategies are not a one size fits all situation. You know your students best. … [Read more...] about 3 Teaching Strategies to Make You Better
Classroom review games have the benefit of reviewing content, but they also come with additional advantages you may not know about. In this post, I will outline some of the biggest benefits of review games, in addition to the active learning occurring. Classroom Review Games Promote Social Skills Playing games is one of the best ways to … [Read more...] about Amazing Advantages of Playing Classroom Review Games