Cool School Ideas
23.5K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers
onto Cool School Ideas
Scoop.it!

Organizing Your Classroom Library: A Delicious Solution

Organizing Your Classroom Library: A Delicious Solution | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via Tracee Orman
more...
Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 17, 2013 8:52 PM

Delicious Library 2 is a free app for Macs for organizing your classroom library. I purchased the full $35 app, but non-profits may be able to get a copy free. Details in blog post.

Cool School Ideas
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Positive Behavior Management {Gold Tags} - A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Positive Behavior Management {Gold Tags} - A Teeny Tiny Teacher | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
... As many of you know, I do not use a clip chart in my classroom. In fact, I waited a year after I started blogging to even mention it. I would just kind of glide over my whole management system and be vague about it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Strategies, tools for improving writing instruction

Strategies, tools for improving writing instruction | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
New and revised learning standards mean educators may be asked to do more when teaching writing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Icebreakers that Rock

Icebreakers that Rock | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Ten ways to Ditch that Reading Log

Ten ways to Ditch that Reading Log | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
When you read for pleasure do you record the date and pages read on a worksheet? How does this activity make reading more enjoyable? On this relaxing afternoon, sharing a hammock and a lov
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
Book talks, book bits, hexagonal thinking, sketch quotes, 6-word memoirs, and more!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Adolescence could be a time of explosive academic learning if what's taught can be connected to the central preoccupation of young people -- their identities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten! - Simply Kinder

What To Plan on The First Day of Kindergarten! - Simply Kinder | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Ahhh… the first day of kindergarten! It’s such an exciting day! An exhausting day! But what do you plan for that day?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

4 Skills Every Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning

4 Skills Every Student Needs - Leading, Learning, Questioning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the things I miss the most about the classroom is discussing novels with students and the way that set students up to thoughtfully approach tough conversations. We’d open up The Great Gatsby or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Invisible Man and dive headlong into some of life’s biggest questions. We’d talk about what it means to be valued …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Everything You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act | Alliance For Excellent Education

Everything You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act | Alliance For Excellent Education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Alliance for Excellent Education has created a series of bite-sized materials—both print and video—that provides concise but comprehensive analyses of several key areas within ESSA.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

More Summer Webinars - I'm Lovin' Lit

More Summer Webinars - I'm Lovin' Lit | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Interactive Notebook Webinars are here! I’m currently offering two webinars this summer: Thousands of you were able to attend these webinars in June, and here are the dates for July. You’ll be able to click and register for each webinar 10-14...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

50 Organization Tricks for Teachers | Scholastic.com

50 Organization Tricks for Teachers | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Creative ways to keep your classroom in tip-top shape until the last bell rings.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Personalized Professional Development
Scoop.it!

A New Infographic Featuring 30+ Practical Google Search Tips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Infographic Featuring 30+ Practical Google Search Tips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via Luísa Lima, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

KinderLiteracy in ACTION! - Little Minds at Work

KinderLiteracy in ACTION! - Little Minds at Work | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I am so excited to be typing this post! If I am passionate about anything it's - - teaching with a read aloud in hand! There is just something about looking out over your carpet full of kiddos and seeing them engage with a book, get excited about so much they can hardly contain their answers, and truly have a passion for books! I feel that the one thing that can stifle the kids love for learning- - is when their teachers lose a little of theirs! That is where I found myself three years ago... I would read my teacher's manual and ask the questions that were given to me but I was far from passionate about what was in front of me on those pages! Thankfully we were blessed to be introduced to close reading and there...that day I regained my passion!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

5 Tips for an Organized Classroom

5 Tips for an Organized Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
5 Simple Tips for an Organized Classroom that don't involve staying after school to clean. I love the tip for pencils!!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Cindy Riley Klages from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Free, Printable QR-Coded Classroom Rules | Scholastic.com

Free, Printable QR-Coded Classroom Rules | Scholastic.com | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Introduce classroom rules in a new and exciting way on the first day of school. Grab your smartphone or iPad, and print some of these free, printable QR-coded rules to make kids eager t
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing: Why is reading good for me? is from the BBC. I’m adding it to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important &a…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Math Tools You Can Make At Home

Math Tools You Can Make At Home | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Maximize your teacher budget with homemade math toolboxes. From bead racks, to dot cards, to number lines, these simple-to-make math resources won't break the bank and will be perfect for your Guided Math block!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils…

Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils… | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dyslexia... 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with pupils with dyslexia...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Attentional Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Reading Disorder

Attentional Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Reading Disorder | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a variation on dyslexia which causes similar, but different symptoms.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

Taking Notice of Technology for Our Youngest Students

Taking Notice of Technology for Our Youngest Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure of visiting with Steven Anderson at the ISTE conference. I met up with Anderson at the Tiggly booth to discuss early childhood learning and the advancements he has seen in the industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cindy Riley Klages
Scoop.it!

1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style

1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I'm stopping by with a picture-heavy post all about how Word Work runs during our Daily 5 block. Since the end of October, we have been running a true Daily 5 complete with our own choices, pulling small groups, and a small reflection time at the end of each block to keep up accountable.
more...
No comment yet.