AlsoAll teachers want their classrooms to be a place of inquiry, excitement, learning, and fun! There are loads of ways to engage students in order to practice and review learning concepts and playing games is definitely at the top of that list. But if not done carefully, playing games to learn can turn into utter chaos! So how do we ensure playing games in our classrooms will be a fun learning experience for all? Check out these tips for implementing game-playing in your classroom! Use Clear Expectations I always tell teachers to pretend that they are explaining the game and expectations to someone who is from another planet. Every detail needs to be discussed and the expectations need to be explicitly clear. This goes from
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November and December bring a lot of craziness to the classroom! There is so much to fit into two very quick, short months. Teachers want to keep students engaged and help bring magic to this time of year. Here are some fun and easy holiday activities you just have to try in your elementary classroom! Holiday Activities #1 Holidays around the world is not a brand-new concept. There are tons of holidays around the world activities and resources out there you could try. But just learning about the amazing holidays isn’t enough. We are still teaching in December and need to ensure that the activities we provide our students are still focused on skills and standards. My Holidays Around the World unit does just that!