Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

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By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.

End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture! Responsive classroom.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

This is an awesome idea for building confidence and classroom community. The teacher picks one positive reflection card at the end of each day and the children get to do a turn and talk,

These colorful signs help you greet students at your classroom door each morning.  Students point to their greeting of choice as they enter the classroom. This simple practice will have an immediate impact on classroom culture. A hug, handshake, high-five or fist bump will set a positive tone each day.

Morning Greeting to Build Classroom Community

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27 DIY Cool Cork Board Ideas, Instalation & Photos

First Day of School Around the World- Kid World Citizen

School Around the World: The First Day's Traditions and Customs

First Day of School Around the World- Kid World Citizen. Maybe I can find some books to help expand on this. I like the idea of traveling around the world on the first day of school.

Songs for English Language Learners

Songs can be a great tool for ELLs to learn English. The lyrics of the songs important to ELLs, as well. Also, they should be educationally appropriate. This material is specifically useful to intermediate or Advanced level of ELLs at this point.

Diversity bulletin board for art-this is my first day of school activity and my bulletin board for my classroom!:

Zitat Martin Luther King mit Händen Diversity bulletin board for art-this is my first day of school activity and my bulletin board for my classroom!

Classroom culture is imperative to successful classroom management. When students feel respected by their teachers and peers, they choose to make better behavior choices.

Building a Classroom Community through Read Alouds

Classroom culture is imperative to successful classroom management. When students feel respected by their teachers and peers, they choose to make better behavior choices.

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School | Back to School | Classroo

Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School

Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School

My English Curriculum: The first six weeks of teaching middle school or high school English. Lessons, activities, and ideas.

My English Curriculum: The first six weeks of teaching middle school or high school English. Lessons, activities, and ideas.

What is a rockstar lesson? We dress it up as PBL, or strip it down to its bare components; we beg, borrow, and steal from video game designers, social media pundits, even mega-corporations like Google, all to better engage our students.

9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture

9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture - I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students’ most popular interests and the “stuff” of my class.

Free printable school thank you cards for paraprofessionals, counselors, crossing guards, IT staff, media specialists, school nurses, and more.

School Thank-You Cards for Custodians, Librarians and Other Staff We Love

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