The toughest challenges become easier when you have the right resources. Find our best classroom management resources, from room set-up advice to behavior modification articles to effective teaching methods. Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned veteran, there's something for all grade levels, K-12.
General Teaching Methods & StrategiesAll teachers, but especially new teachers, will find these General Teaching Methods resources very helpful in setting up and structuring your lessons and classroom.
- Classroom Management Strategies & Advice
- Learner-Centered vs. Curriculum-Centered Teachers: Which Type Are You?
- Standards for Good Teaching
- Textbooks: Advantages and Disadvantages
- Levels of Questions in Bloom's Taxonomy
- Your Secret Weapon: Wait Time
Cooperative LearningLearn effective ways to teach in your classroom with these Cooperative Learning resources which are excellent in helping develop critical thinking skills in students.
- Teaching with Cooperative Learning
- Cooperative Learning
- More Cooperative Learning Teaching Strategies
InclusionThese Inclusion resources include suggestions for using material adaptations effectively, helping special needs students become independent learners, and much more.
- Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for the Inclusive Classroom
- Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
- Teaching Strategies for Using Materials in an Inclusive Classroom
- Adapt Lessons to Reach All Students
- More Inclusion Resources
- Discovering Math in Literature
- Planning Pyramid for Multi-Level Mathematics Instruction
- Teaching Mathematics to Gifted Students in a Mixed-Ability Classroom
- Math & Science Teaching Strategies
Teaching Reading & Language ArtsBrowse through our resources for teaching the various aspects of Language Art to find suggestions and techniques to use in your classroom.
Using TechnologyUseful tools and techniques to help you integrate technology and assistive technology, as well as DVDs and television into your classroom, are found in these resources.
- Assistive Technology for Students with Mild Disabilities
- Stages to Technology Integration
- Technology Strategies for Music Education
- Integrating Technology
Addressing Special NeedsWith these resources, you will be guided through principles that address accommodations and modifications with a printable checklist to help with IEPs.
- Teaching Students with Special Needs
- Effective Accommodations for IEPs
- Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
- Universal Design for Learning
- More Special Needs Teacher Resources
Learning From Social InteractionsChoose from sample activities for student-to-student learning, along with the benefits and how to implement service-learning projects, and more.
The Classroom EnvironmentTeachers will learn ways to incorporate learning centers in their classroom, as well as how to effectively set up the physical aspects of their classroom to enhance student learning.
- Learning Centers
- Creating an Effective Physical Classroom Environment
- Conflict Resolution Lessons
- The Basics of Centers
Multiple IntelligencesDescriptions of what Multiple Intelligences are, ways to use them in assessments, and a chart of activities to enhance Multiple Intelligences are included in these resources.
- Multiple Intelligences: An Overview
- Using Multiple Intelligences in Testing & Assessment
- Multiple Intelligences: A Three Part Series
- Multiple Intelligences Chart
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Report Card Comments & Phrases—Social Studies
_______ demonstrates a solid understanding of social studies concepts at this grade level.
_______ has worked hard in social studies this quarter. However, her progress has been slower than I would have liked. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?
_______ enjoys learning about and discussing current topics and events.
At this point, _______ has successfully mastered the basic social studies concepts for this grade level.
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Science
_______ demonstrates a solid understanding of science concepts at this grade level. Please continue to work on ______ nightly.
_______ has worked hard in science this quarter. However, her progress has been slower than I would have liked. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?
_______ is inquisitive and highly interested in science topics.
At this point, _______ has successfully mastered the core science concepts for this grade level.
When a student is having a hard time asking for help, allowing them to submit written questions on 3x5 cards can open up the conversation.
If a student fails to ask for help, a conversation with parents or guardians might be necessary. That way, a teacher can better understand any underlying problems that might only be surfacing at home.
Students look for signals and explicit signs to help them navigate the classroom. The teacher face is a great way to signal to the class that things have gotten off track.
Fourth-grade teacher Lisa Koplik explains how to make a group contract to keep kids on track throughout the year.
The first day of school is a nervous and exciting time! Put yourself at ease with our favorite teaching tips and advice. From organizing information to establishing classroom procedures, you'll find tried-and-true methods to help you prepare for your first day of teaching.