Top 5 Teaching Ideas to Use this Week {4-28}


Its exciting that our first Teaching Ideas Tuesday launched without a hitch – I’m featuring my teaching ideas to use this week from last Tuesday’s linky party. I hope you find something fantastic that you’d like to make or teach this week as well.

Teach Junkie: Teaching Idea Tuesday - Lesson Plans, Activities, Tips

These are just the top 5 teaching ideas that I had time to highlight, you’ll see many more on Teach Junkie and featured on our facebook page. So a huge thank you for those who took the time to link up their fabulous teaching ideas!

Teach Junkie: Autobiography Writing

4. Autobiography Writing – This is such a generous and well thought out set of printables to teach autobiography writing. This is the perfect time of year to put these together too as part of an end-of year memory book collection. You’ll love this 30 page set from Christi. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: Camp Read a Lot

6. Camp Read a Lot – What a fantastic way to get your students reading {no matter what grade} by hosting a week long event of reading fun. Turn your classroom into a “Camp Read a Lot” and fill your week with different reading days, and add a little ambiance.  Check out these great tips for making the end of the year fun with such a great themed reading week.

Teach Junkie: Poetry Roundup

7. Poetry Roundup – Creating student based centers is one of my all time favorite things to read about. Here are 6 different centers that are all poetry related and they are complete with objectives to meet for 6th grade. This is a perfect collection and it’s all in one place {squeal} so I know you’re gonna love it. {Free downloads}

Teach Junkie: Ideas for a Mother's Day Performance

9. Ideas for a Mother’s Day Performance – Find tips on presenting, preparing and inviting moms into the classroom or school building for a Mother’s Day event. You’ll like these gift ideas as well as poem or song to sing too. Stress free and fun sounds like a good game plan to me.

Teach Junkie: How to Get Students to Reflect on Learning

10. How to Get Students to Reflect on Learning – I love this idea so much that I also featured it on our facebook page this week.  I love ideas that are simple and effective. So here’s a great tip that you can use to have students reflect on their learning and see quickly who gets it and who doesn’t. Mel explains it perfectly in her quick video too. {Free download}

Are you wondering what was the most popular {or most clicked on} idea from the party was? Well… it was Using Sticky Notes as Formative Assessment.

Thanks ladies. Your ideas are wonderful! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your ideas are definitely worth the shout out. {yesirree}

You can view all of the ideas linked up HERE. If you have a blog, be sure to check in on Tuesday when you can link up your favorite or most recent teaching tip like something you made, taught, a lesson or a fun tip. Also, don’t forget to check out the Teach Junkie Facebook page for even more creative ideas, free downloads and tips.

Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.