Classroom Archive

20 Ways to Use Polaroids in the Classroom

Why use Polaroids in the classroom? I am a HUGE believer in using visuals when teaching. If you know me, you know that nearly EVERY single teaching resource I have ever created is packed with visuals. Pictures help students grasp difficult concepts with ease while making learning fun! If you have a Polaroid camera you

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How to use a raffle system as a classroom management strategy

Raffles = Positive Reinforcement = Amazing Classroom Management Strategy Raffles!¬†WHO doesn’t love being entered into a raffle? The anticipation of winning something…anything… gets folks of ANY age excited! That’s why this strategy works so well..with any grade! I have shared this strategy with many of my teacher friends but noticed that some were having

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Using Raffles to Teach Character Education

In my district, Character Education has become as important as teaching literacy.  Each month we have a Character Education assembly to recognize students who have demonstrated specific character traits in an exemplary way.  We focus on one of the following character traits:  1. Caring 2. Cooperative 3. Honest 4. Inclusive 5. Respectful and 6. Responsible  Although there are definitely

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