Category: For the Classroom

Kid Inventors’ Day

January 17th is marked on the calendar as “Kid Inventors’ Day.”  The ingenuity of kids can be astounding.  Not scared to think outside the box, historically kids were a leading force behind many inventions still used today.  Through STEM education in schools, kids today continue to change the world with their innovative minds.  Here’s a […]

100th Day of School

A hundred days of school is a milestone worth celebrating in a student’s education, particularly at the younger grade levels.  Students new to the school arena by now have successfully gotten through the rough adjustment period of being out of the comfort of their home with their parents and in an environment where rules and […]

Guest Blog: Kathryn Everest of the Fort Worth Independent School District on Disrespect

“Disrespect: it’s not okay!” is about the most exciting thing on the planet for us right now.  This is an initiative that allows kids control and is thriving!  Kids thriving, excited about their world is the greatest reward for an educator. When adults turn kids loose to choose activities that promote respect, civility and integrity […]

Avaste Ye! Learn like a Pirate

Arr Mateys!  It’s National ‘Talk like a Pirate’ Day!  In honor of the engaging and quite humorous day, we wanted to provide you with a couple of classroom activities to put kids in the pirate spirit of looting ‘treasure’ for their brains …otherwise known as learning. Elementary/Middle School: Transform a Poem, Lyric, or Riddle to […]

Fun Ways to Increase Parental Involvement in the Classroom

For most teachers out there, if it hasn’t already, the summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time to go back to school.  You’ve probably been planning what your Welcome Back bulletin board will look like, the way your classroom will be set up, and what you will do with students that first […]

Ideas and Benefits For Using USB Drives In School

USB Flash Drive Uses: Award Ceremonies – Many schools buy USB flash drives with their school logo printed  on it and giving them out to all attendees. The USB drives can be pre-loaded with all the award categories and winners. Electronic versions of the award winners add a personal touch and another dimension to the […]