Developing a Growth Mindset in Students

One of the most important things we can do as educators is to help our students develop a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed through hard work, dedication, and perseverance. This mindset is important because it leads to increased motivation and […]

How to Make the Most of Your Morning Meetings

If you’ve been told to start morning meetings or class meetings and you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. I’ve created a year’s worth of greetings, sharing, and activities that you can use to make your morning meeting time productive and enjoyable for everyone. Morning […]

The Importance of Character Strengths in the Classroom

Let’s talk about character strengths. These character strengths in the classroom set our students up for success.A recent study by the Josephson Institute found that 92% of respondents agreed that “a major goal of education should be to help students develop strong character.” But what does “strong character” actually mean? […]

Self Management within the Upper Elementary Classroom

As an adult, we know it can be hard at times to understand our emotions and even display them in healthy ways. Therefore, we can only expect that our students are dealing with all of the same emotions and feelings we experience as adults, but they have much less experience […]

My Favorite Activities to use During Morning Meeting

I am sure you have heard all about SEL and morning meetings. Morning meetings have become extremely important in my classroom. Morning meetings allow my students and myself to build a relationship that we might not have had previous years. It allows me to have open discussions with the students… […]