End of Year Behavior Issues and How to Address Them

There is no tired like end-of-the-school-year teacher tired. There are so many reasons why it’s so exhausting, but the most common reason of all is the end-of-the-year student behaviors that can sometimes seem impossible to manage. From our students’ lack of focus to disregard for rules that were previously easy to enforce, student behaviors that … Read more

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

Our 22 Picks for 2022 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

Yet another school year is almost in the books! But before you think about summer vacation, why not consider giving the teachers in your life end-of-year teacher gifts? They deserve it! Whether you’re a room parent, a fellow teacher, or a parent looking for ideas, we’ve gathered a variety of gifts that fit every budget. … 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

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

10 Social Emotional Development Activities for Elementary Students in 2022 – Clutter-Free Classroom

If you are an elementary teacher looking for social emotional development activities for your students, then you found the right place! This post includes 10 activities you can do with your students to practice SEL skills. Check out the list of 10 social emotional development activities below! 10 Social Emotional Development Activities Below are 10 … Read more