Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

New Years 2018  Looking for an engaging way to begin the New Year? If so, try these banners, perfect for a growth mindset! These banners are designed as a way to foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom. Students write or draw their goals for the New Year and decorate the banners. String them up along with the 7 decorative banners and hang them in your classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students goals!

New Years 2018 Growth Mindset Activity Goal Banners

Looking for an engaging activity to begin the New Year? If so, try these banners, perfect for a growth mindset! These banners are designed as a way to foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom. Students write or draw their goals for the New Year

Free MLK, Valentine's Day & 100th Day of School all-in-one bulletin board-100 Dreams for the World

All-In-One MLK Day, Valentine's Day & 100th Day Display

End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture! Responsive classroom.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

Reflection time, group or individually, is SO important! End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture!

These colorful signs help you greet students at your classroom door each morning.  Students point to their greeting of choice as they enter the classroom. This simple practice will have an immediate impact on classroom culture. A hug, handshake, high-five or fist bump will set a positive tone each day.

Morning Greeting to Build Classroom Community

First Day of School Around the World- Kid World Citizen

School Around the World: The First Day's Traditions and Customs

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27 DIY Cool Cork Board Ideas, Instalation & Photos

The first week of school is a great time to build classroom culture, community…

Easy First Week of School Activities for Middle School

The first week of school is a great time to build classroom culture, community, and teach class routines. Ideas for engaging first week of school activities for middle school!

First-day-of-school t-shirts given to the staff by a principal - love this!

Who's exhausted? I love the saying, "There is no tired like teacher tired." The first couple of weeks are so busy for us.

What is a rockstar lesson? We dress it up as PBL, or strip it down to its bare components; we beg, borrow, and steal from video game designers, social media pundits, even mega-corporations like Google, all to better engage our students.

9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture

9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture - I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students’ most popular interests and the “stuff” of my class.

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School | Back to School | Classroo

Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School

Classroom Community Games Mega Bundle | Getting to Know You Activities | First Day of School Activities | Team Building Activities | Positive Classroom Culture | Back to School Activities | Back to School Games | Getting to Know You Games

SPLAT! Classroom Community Games Bundle for Getting to Know You & Team Building

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