Classroom Management

Brain Breaks for Kids: Upper Elementary

Why Brain Breaks for Kids? Brain Breaks to me are not only necessary for kids, but they are a classroom management strategy in the upper grades. My students actually earn Brain Breaks when they are doing excellent work (every 30-45 minutes). They...

What & How to Grade in Upper Elementary

Every year there’s a teacher or two that I watch leaving school at 6 PM lugging home an entire cart full of papers to grade. I just want to scream “NOOO!” and jump on it like a hand grenade. Kidding aside, grading every single...