Fall Testing Tips

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/fall-testing-tips It’s fall! For many of us that means cooler temperatures, crisp leaves on the playground, thoughts of pumpkins and frost, and . . . testing. Yes, the beginning of the school year has become standardized testing time for many schools. This year, for the first

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Every Teacher Tips: Displaying Student Work

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-displaying-student-work In any classroom, displays should consist primarily of the children’s work, rather than teacher-made or store-bought pieces, no matter how beautiful those pieces might be. Displaying student work sends several important messages: As teachers, we value what students do. This is their classroom as much

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Classroom Connections: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/classroom-connections In my first couple of years teaching fourth grade, I was surprised by how much my students argued about who owned which supplies. “Nicole, can I borrow your black marker?” Carradine would ask. “No. My mom bought these for me.” Carradine would push, “But you’re

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Every Teacher Tips: Parents and Other Volunteers in the Classroom

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-parents-and-other-volunteers-classroom Inviting parents and other adult family members into the classroom gives them a chance to experience some of their child’s school life. It can also be a way for you to get some help with clerical work (photocopying, stapling) or projects that are hard to

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Every Teacher Tips: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-community-supplies Just like adults, children of all ages need sufficient quantities of good-quality supplies if they’re going to do their best work. At the start of the year, teachers (or schools) often give out lists of supplies for each family to purchase for their child. Many

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Behavior Challenges in the Homestretch? Interactive Modeling Can Help.

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/behavior-challenges-homestretch It’s April. It’s tempting to think that by now students understand our expectations and know how to behave, so we can all just coast to the end of the year. But, in most classrooms, that’s probably not true. In this season, children are filled with

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