Musical Games for Secondary Classrooms: ELA Edition

Have you ever gotten into a teacher rut? Maybe you’re a little bored and want to try something new. Sometimes teachers just need to turn the music on and have some learning fun with their students. Yes, in English Language Arts you can add music and movement to these simple classroom games. Educational games in ELA build a classroom community, creates a a stress-relief brain break, encourages student movement, and fosters learning in a fun way. Perfect for reviewing skills before a final assessment. This post is loaded with fun and engaging tips for implementing review games by adding music. Read now to start your own vocabulary mash up, editing and revising games. For grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Can be adapted for all subjects using terms from those texts

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How to Use Technology in Your Classroom to Promote Mindfulness

How to use technoloy in your classroom to promote mindfulness. Your students will love you for this. Yes, I said with technology! Practicing mindfulness in the classroom through various forms of best practies is an excellent way to help our students control their emotions before it gets the best of them. This post explores online tools for meditation, visualization, breathing, brain breaks, soundscapes, lighting, and essential oils. Teachers, middle school students, and high school students will benefit from praticing mindfulness strategies. Just a few minutes a day can turn your classroom into a “here and now” learning experience. All subjects and grades 5 ,6 ,7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

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I’m so glad you are here! My name is Danielle. I am passionate about helping teachers and homeschool parents promote critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication with their students. 

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