Classroom Management During Reading Groups

A big hurdle for all elementary teachers to overcome is how to manage class during reading groups. It can be difficult for an educator to maintain control of her students while some are being pulled to attend those reading groups.

Today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who has a deep educational background, offers up 10 classroom management tips for teachers looking for ways to keep students busy while teaching reading groups. These tips include:

  • Literacy Games
  • Manipulatives
  • Buddy Reading
  • Technology Time
  • And More!

The goal of keeping students busy is to ensure that you won’t be interrupted during the important time of reading groups.

How do you manage students during reading groups? Do you have any tricks or tips that work for your classroom?

17 Topics to Teach K-8 About Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship is a hot topic in educational circles these days. And with the plethora of technological devices making knowledge attainable just about anywhere, it’s important to teach kids responsibility, including digical citizenship.

We recently posted an article by frequent contributor Jacqui Murray (herself a technology teacher) on how educators should promote responsible digital life. In it, Jacqui notes that teachers should frequently address:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Commerce
  • Passwords
  • And More!

Jacqui notes that teachers shouldn’t fret about addressing these topics – we’ve instructed kids about general safety since the dawn of time. These rules are merely variations on the overall theme of safety and how they apply to this day and age.

Jacqui encapsulates her article in one apropos paragraph: “One of my favorites of all the above, is “digital rights and responsibilities.” With great virtual wealth comes obligations. You can't have one without the other. It's never too early to start that conversation.”