“I’m done! Now what?”

You are in the middle of a small group lesson when a student walks up to you and says, “I’m done!  What should I do now?”  My first thought it usually, “Read,” but sometimes there is actually work for them to do but I just can’t remember in that moment.  Here’s how to solve this Read more about “I’m done! Now what?”[…]

Self-Control: 5 Mini Lessons

One of the questions I hear the most is, “How do I find time to teach everything?”  The list of lesson planning, meetings, and grading never ends.  It seems all of our teaching time is taken up with staying on pace with the state standards we are required teach.  When do we have time to Read more about Self-Control: 5 Mini Lessons[…]

Yes/No Student Response Signs

In the classroom, we usually only hear one student response at a time.  It is nice to mix it up and get responses from each student at the same time! 5 ways to use whole class response in your lesson Do a quick informal assessment at the end of a lesson.  Come up with 5-10 Read more about Yes/No Student Response Signs[…]

15 Strategies To Help Students Focus

I’ve used these strategies on a regular basis and they help with overall classroom management, behavior, and student’s engagement with the lesson.  As I was writing this post, I also read these two articles, Teaching Students with ADHD and Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom.  While these articles are ADHD specific, these strategies will help any Read more about 15 Strategies To Help Students Focus[…]