Monday, September 20, 2021

September 2021 Teacher Talk

  Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's September Teacher Talk Time.....Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever, in these strange times. We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
Behavior Problems Got You Down?

Behavior Problems Got You Down? Have you been struggling
with Johnny or Sally since the first day of school? Do you rack your brain trying to come up with some creative ways to turn their unacceptable behavior around?  Let’s face it, some kids will always get under your skin, but you're the teacher, you're tough and you can deal with it. 


Back to Basics: 3 Tried & True Place Value Games

And we're back! We just finished our fifth week of school(!) and it looks different. It feels different. But it is SO good to be back in person, masks and all. It's a tricky balance of remembering "how I used to teach in person" and "what worked during distance learning" and "how do I keep the curriculum rigorous, while planning for some students to inevitably be quarantined at some point and not miss instruction". Luckily, here are some tried & true math lessons and activities that work well for the beginning of the year.

Open the Magic

Celebrate reading and make it a lifelong love! Open the magic with your students this week!

How to Teach the Times Tables So ALL Students Can Succeed

Teach the times tables with pictures so that your students will understand the concept of multiplication. Step-by-step directions on how to teach the multiplication facts are included.


Prevent Crime

Read this short essay, and learn one way to prevent crime.


Let's Go Fly A Kite - Using the Correct Geometry Term for Diamond!

This was a comment I received from a fourth grade teacher, "Would you believe on the state 4th grade math test this year, they would not accept "diamond" as an acceptable answer for a rhombus, but they did accept "kite"!!!!! Can you believe this? Since when is kite a shape name? Crazy."

Underdog Stories - Books and Movies

Teacher your students about underdog stories where the kid who is less than perfect ends up succeeding at something by the end of the story. Good triumphs over evil and the weak become strong. Great lessons for today's children.


Simple Steps to Organize Your Workday

Push the Reset Button


How to Teach Paragraph Writing Step By Step

Learn easy tips to help your students learn to write quality paragraphs.

Latino Heritage Month is here!

The dates for Latino Heritage month are September 15th until October 15th. September 16th is on Mexico's independence day. Here are some ideas to celebrate in your classroom.


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