Grammar Games That Make Learning Fun

Teaching grammar can be loads of fun! There are so many active, hands-on ways to engage your learners while at the same time reinforcing important concepts. Here are a few of our favorite grammar games to play with your elementary students. 1. Conjunctive Adverb Ball Toss To play the game, one student will toss this … Read more

10 Common Misconceptions about Math Workshop and Guided Math (and the Truth about this Framework) – Clutter-Free Classroom

When talking with other elementary teachers, I have heard a lot of rumors and misconceptions about Math Workshop and Guided Math. These myths have prevented many educators from taking the leap from traditional math teaching to powerful, differentiated math instruction that can change the trajectory of their students’ future success with math. This blog post … Read more

How to Connect with Students: 12 Ways Teachers can Build Relationships with their Kids in 2022 – Clutter-Free Classroom

If you are looking for ideas for how to connect with students, then you found the right place! As teachers, we know that students learn best from people they know, like, and trust. The question is, how do we do that? Luckily, this post includes a list of ways to build relationships with elementary students. … Read more

Unpicking 5 More Feedback Policies

@TeacherToolkit In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkit How do school leaders reduce … Read more

30 Meaningful Second Grade Math Games Your Students Will Love

Second grade math students are mastering their math facts and moving on to multi-digit addition and subtraction. They’re conquering time-telling and money skills, measuring and graphing, and even tackling skip counting in preparation for multiplication. Help them learn all the required second grade math skills with these fun and interactive games! (Just a heads up, … Read more

How learning a new language changes your brain

People learn a new language for all sorts of reasons – to work or study in another country, move abroad, or simply for pleasure. No matter the motivation, many students find that the experience of studying a new language enriches their lives. But did you also know a language changes your brain at a physical … Read more

Pool Noodle Uses for the Classroom

We love pool noodles! They’re bright, colorful, and make for great hands-on activities for reading, math, and beyond. Plus, this time of year, they’re so inexpensive to buy (you can even get them in bulk). Here are some of our favorite pool noodle uses for the classroom. (Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a … Read more