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32 Fun Idioms and Sayings you can Teach your Students

Teach your students these fun idioms and expressions and keep your class going.  You want to expand their minds, stimulate their brain, massage their noggin – (1620s, “small cup, mug,” later “small drink” (1690s), of unknown origin, possibly related to Norfolk dialectal nog “strong ale” (now chiefly in eggnog). Informal meaning “head” first attested 1866 in Amer.Eng.). I couldn’t help but add the historical bit in there. 🙂 I get carried away sometimes, forgive my digression. Anyways, fun idioms and sayings are a good way to get the students thinking outside the box, and in my classes, well, the higher level ones, I either use as warm up to get the class going, a riddle or a fun idiom. They all do wonders I find. And in my constant...

Class Management Tips: The 5-minute Behavior Rule

Class Management Tips 101: Here is a fun and interesting way to keep your class in order. Since one thing you have to keep in mind as a Teacher is your student’s strengths and weaknesses, you learn a lot of information about their behavior, likes and dislikes. But there comes a time when you have to use that information for or against them in order to keep the sanity in the classroom. This quick way of controlling the class does just that. This is the five-minute class management tips for ages 9-14 All students love games as a way to learn. But you don’t want to reward them by playing a game if they don’t give something back to you as their Teacher. And at the end of the day, the most important thing you want from them is their attention so that you can learn them somethi...

Class Management System: The Best Way To Control Your Class

This is a class management system that will change the way your kids behave. We have tested this at all age levels and we found that although this class management system is meant for young kids ages 4 to 14, if modified properly, it works at all age groups. Please feel free to alter it to your particular needs, we just ask that you repost the modified version back here for other teachers to use. This class management system was tested for a year It works wonders if executed properly. Why it works: For the students The student’s performance is rewarded It creates competition among the students It brings excitement back to the classroom For the Teacher It’s a reward and punishment system combined It takes away stress because the students earn what they get and they can see it pl...