Suggestions for establishing homework assignments and policies.
For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment.
Using your bulletin boards as a teaching tool -- not just as decoration.
Your classroom is "home away from home" for you and your students. Make it attractive, comfortable, and functional.
Establishing clear classroom routines and procedures is necessary for ensuring that your classroom runs smoothly.
From classroom organization to warm-up procedures, one physical education teacher provides a blueprint for a structured physical education program.
In a fifth grade classroom based around projects, everything has its place. This classroom profile shows you the design and purpose of Debra Harwell-Braun's fifth-grade classroom.
Essays on the author's experiences in her first year of teaching: the mistakes she made, what she learned from them, and how she used them to become a better teacher -- and how other first-year teachers can, too.
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
Your classroom should be arranged to help you meet your pedagogical goals. Any setting, including your classroom, exerts many influences -- frequently subtle -- on the people in it.
Suggestions for keeping track of your teaching materials, your students, and their work.
Tina Maples' eighth-grade language arts students are serious about their work they do. When students work on projects they care about -- what Maples calls "brain food" -- they manage the classroom themselves.
How a middle-school math teacher realized she was boring and jump-started her career -- and her students.
Patty Berge converts her eighth-grade science classroom to suit multiple instructional methods. A classroom profile.
A look inside an eighth-grade classroom in which students work in pairs to solve problems, then debate as a class which solution is correct or easiest. An explanation of the teaching method is provided along with video of students presenting their solutions to problems.
Want to try project-based learning to get your students involved in real-world issues? A former North Carolina Technology and Learning Teacher of the Year talks about how she worked with the North Carolina Zoo to get students excited about learning.
Basic floor plans and explanations for a traditional classroom, discussions/debates, a horseshoe arrangement, and centers.
A variety of best practices and imaginative ideas the school librarian can use to create an environment where students fuse together required learning with learning that is driven by individual interest.
Building a student-centered classroom culture starts on the first day of the school year.
Plan ahead to avoid frustration and to ensure that your students get as much as possible out of an oral history project.