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Classroom routines and procedures in upper elementary that will set your students up for success from back to school until the end of the year. A daily routine is paramount to a well run classroom! #TeachingInTheFastLane #ClassroomRoutine #ClassroomProcedures

Teaching in the Fast Lane - Education Ideas and Resources for Upper Elementary
Fan and Pick: A Cooperative Learning Strategy Classroom Routines And Procedures, Classroom Management Strategies, Elementary School Counseling, Elementary Math, Upper Elementary, Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Leadership Activities, Group Activities

Fan and Pick: A Cooperative Learning Strategy

The cooperative learning strategy Fan and Pick is one of my students’ favorites! It is easy to implement, completed as a team, and can be used with any content area or just as a team builder! As you know I am a big fan of group learning, and this definitely fits the bill. #TeachingInTheFastLane #CooperativeLearning

How to Keep Your Students Accountable During Math Stations 3rd Grade Classroom, 5th Grade Math, Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Math Stations, Math Centers, Elementary Math, Upper Elementary, Classroom Routines And Procedures

How to Keep Your Students Accountable During Math Stations

Are you struggling to hold your students accountable during math centers? Follow these easy steps to keep centers running smoothly and students fully engaged. This serves to free you up to work with your small group. These tips will help with the rotation and organization of math centers and keep the classroom running smoothly. Math stations can be a wonderful thing, but when not given enough guidance students may play around or goof off instead of doing the real work of completing the…

What are the disadvantages of cooperative learning? Are you struggling with cooperative learning in your classroom? Sometimes CL activities aren't for everyone. When strategies, roles, and groups get in the way cooperative learning can be a big fail. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Leadership Activities, Physical Education Games, Elementary School Counseling, Elementary Schools, About Me Activities, Group Activities

Disadvantages of Using Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

What are the disadvantages of cooperative learning? Are you struggling with cooperative learning in your classroom? Sometimes CL activities aren't for everyone. When strategies, roles, and groups get in the way cooperative learning can be a big fail. Check out the disadvantages and how they are far outweighed by what you get out of it!

Organizing your math block can feel like an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to. Just implement the essential 5 elements in every math block for success! Classroom Routines And Procedures, Classroom Management Strategies, 3rd Grade Classroom, 5th Grade Math, Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Teacher Blogs, Best Teacher, Math Blocks

Organizing Your Math Block

Organizing your math block can feel like an uphill battle, but it doesn’t have to. By implementing these essential 5 elements in each and every math block you will be more organized and ready to tackle your next classroom challenge! Do 5 essential elements sound too simple? They’re not, I promise. The truth is when you break down your math block into these 5 parts you are segmenting it into manageable tasks that are easier to plan for. #TeachingInTheFastLane #PlanningForMath

Have you been wondering about using interactive notebooks in social studies? Check out this post all about how to incorporate INBs into your classroom. History Interactive Notebook, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Interactive Notebooks, Ela Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Back To School Organization, Notebook Organization

What You DON'T Know About Interactive Notebooks

Have you been wondering about using interactive notebooks in social studies? Check out this post all about how to incorporate INBs into your classroom without losing your mind. You might have seen interactive notebooks and thought, yeah, they look great, but they seem like a whole lot of paper and a whole lot of work. AND you would be right, they can be. BUT there are some strategies you can use to make sure the implementation of interactive notebooks goes smoothly and does not drive you…

When using cooperative learning strategies or working in collaborative groups we often ask students to praise their partner, but do we ever teach them how? Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Classroom Routines And Procedures, Classroom Management Strategies, Some Sentences, First Year Teachers, Instructional Strategies, Classroom Community

How to Praise a Partner in the Classroom

So many times when praising a partner we throw out a quick, “Great job.” While this is better than nothing it doesn’t do a lot to boost student confidence or build relationships. Instead, show students how to be more specific in their feedback. For example, use specific phrases like, “I like the way you thought about that problem and talked it out until you got it,” or “You worked really hard on that, way to go!” Both of these phrases are specific and recognize a student’s work or effort.

The Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy: Using Students as Experts Leadership Activities, Educational Leadership, Group Activities, Classroom Routines And Procedures, Classroom Management Strategies, Teacher Blogs, New Teachers, Teaching Jobs, Teaching Resources

The Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy: Using Students as Experts

So I may have mentioned once or twice how I am a bit of a cooperative learning strategy junkie, and today I thought that I would share one of my very favorite cooperative learning activities with you. This strategy is the Jigsaw Method. Now, I have been using the Jigsaw Method since I was a student myself, but just didn’t know the name of it, and I would bet that you are using some form of it as well.

This step by step guide to creating a form to go with task card sets will change your life! Teaching Technology, Educational Technology, Teaching Resources, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, Technology Tools, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Teaching Strategies

Using Google Forms with Task Cards

Have you ever tried using Google forms in your classroom? This step by step guide to creating a form to go with task card sets will change your life!

When using cooperative learning strategies or working in collaborative groups we often ask students to praise their partner, but do we ever teach them how? Upper Elementary Resources, Elementary School Counseling, Elementary Schools, First Year Teachers, New Teachers, Leadership Activities, Group Activities, Classroom Routines And Procedures, Cooperative Learning Strategies

How to Praise a Partner in the Classroom

When using cooperative learning strategies or working in collaborative groups we often ask students to praise their partner, but do we ever teach them how? Check out this blog post for tips and techniques for keeping things positive and keeping the classroom community strong.

How to Keep Your Students Accountable During Math Stations Are you struggling to hold your students Math Stations, Math Centers, Math Teacher, Math Math, Teacher Binder, Math Games, Maths, Classroom Routines And Procedures, Framed Words

How to Keep Your Students Accountable During Math Stations

Struggling to keep students accountable during stations? Follow these steps to keep your centers running smoothly & students fully engaged freeing you up to work with a small group. These tips will help the rotation and organization of math stations and keep your classroom running smoothly.

Friday Letters are the BEST way to communicate between the classroom and home. Check out this post for tips on how and when to implement Friday Letters. Letter To Students, Letter To Teacher, Writing Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Back To School Activities, School Ideas, Classroom Routines And Procedures, 3rd Grade Classroom

Why Friday Letters are the BEST Communication Tool

Friday Letters home are the BEST way to keep the lines of communication between the classroom and home open. Check out this blog post for tips on how and when to implement Friday Letters to encourage communication with families and get to know your students better. #TeachingInTheFastLane #FridayLetters

Are you struggling to build relationships with your students? Check out these essential tips for building relationships that last! Student Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Hacks, Elementary Teacher, Best Teacher, Elementary Schools, Upper Elementary, Teacher Resources, Classroom Routines

Student-Teacher Relationships: 6 Strategies for Building a Stronger Bond

Are you struggling to build relationships with your students? Check out these essential tips for building relationships that last!

Have you been wondering about using interactive notebooks in social studies? Check out this post all about how to incorporate INBs into your classroom. History Interactive Notebook, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Interactive Notebooks, Ela Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Back To School Organization, Notebook Organization

What You DON'T Know About Interactive Notebooks

Have you been wondering about using interactive notebooks in social studies? Check out this post all about how to incorporate INBs into your classroom without losing your mind. You might have seen interactive notebooks and thought, yeah, they look great, but they seem like a whole lot of paper and a whole lot of work. AND you would be right, they can be. BUT there are some strategies you can use to make sure the implementation of interactive notebooks goes smoothly and does not drive you…