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" Pierson, a teacher for over 40 years, has seen all sides of education. Both of Pierson’s parents and grandparents were teachers, and since 1972, Pierson has taught elementary school, junior high school and special education. According to Pierson, the most important component of learning – what keeps kids in school and passionate about reaching their goals – is simple: relationships. “Every child deserves a champion,” says Pierson,”an adult who will never give up on them, who understands…

Beginning of the Year Team Building Activities Ice Breaker Get to Know You Ideas

30 Beginning of the Year Activities, Team Building, Ice Breakers, Get to Know you- including art, vocab, writing, and more!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

6 great "get to know you" and community-building activities that will start your new school year off right.

Pick a Partner cards

Choosing partners can be a daunting task for teachers and students alike. These cards are a fun, random way to help with assigning partners in the classroom!

How I Start Centers At The Beginning of Kindergarten

When you start centers at the beginning of the year, take the time to make sure kids learn and follow routines. Doing so will help maximize learning time later! In this post, I walk you through 6 "stages" that I use when introducing centers to my Kindergarteners. {Learning At The Primary Pond}

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks (mostly elementary, but a couple could work for middle/high school - I kind of love the hand sanitizer as hall pass idea, cuz it's always grossed me out when I think about where that hall pass has been....)