Author: Sensory Edge

25 Easy Back To School Crafts For Kids

Making the upcoming school year an exciting time for your children is a great way to get future students motivated to learn in the following months. One great way to succeed in this is by participating in DIY crafts that include school-related supplies. With just some red tape and two blue feathers, you and your little ones can create pencils that resemble Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the famous , “Dr. Seuss” show that they all tend to love. Key Takeaways: A DIY clipboard can give your students a chance to create something that can contribute to other projects like ingredients lists for cooking. Decorating cans with various colors of felt can create a quirky little pencil and pen holder. Decorating mason jars with paper is another way to create a nice pencil holder. “I have provided you with ideas for decorating pencil cases, paper clips, journals and more, while other crafts are just for fun.” Read more: Find classroom products that help children at...

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12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom

Are you looking to update management strategies in the classroom? We have some tips for you. Always circulate the classroom. Implement a system that lets your students share their work. Enforce consequences. Don’t be afraid to compromise. Create something that your kids will share with the classroom. Have a visible clock. Collect student responses. Share your students’ success stories. Let your students own their work. Start classes with circles and encourage them to share. Check in with your students. Set up your classroom smartly. Key Takeaways: In managing today’s classrooms, teachers should circulate, compromise and enforce consequences. Letting students capture their work, create, and have choices will also help. Set up your classroom by letting kids see the clock and setting up the occasional circle will keep them involved. “Innovative educators know they have to update classroom management strategies in the modern classroom. Here are twelve strategies to do just that.” Read more: Find high quality classroom rugs to help your classroom...

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Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

The ISTE is a yearly educational conference, encompassing grades K-12. It was at this event that Google chose to unveil its array of improvements that will soon be included in the newest incarnation of Google Classroom. Google Classroom became a classroom technology option in 2014. The tools package, which is specifically geared to educators and known as G Suite for Education, allows teachers to better handle assignments and also navigate classroom discussions. Google numbers estimate that the worldwide use of their proprietary suite exceeds twenty million. Past users of the suite found assignments archived, with the most recent work...

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11 Ways Schools Can—and Should—Involve Families in SEL Programming

Social-emotional skills allow a person to control emotions, empathize, and master collaboration. These traits will go a long way toward helping a person find satisfaction and success in life. Schools should involve parents as much as possible by learning about them, teaching them how to set goals, set family liaisons, have a family resource center, and by teaching families how to develop socially and emotionally. Families should highlight a child’s strengths, use visual aids, talk about feelings, remain calm, apologize, help and share. Key Takeaways: Having strong social-emotional skills lets someone control emotions, empathize, and collaborate. School can provide...

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