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Classroom Game: Spin the Wheel

Classroom Game: Spin the Wheel

Ashlyn | The Independent School | Wichita, Kansas This is a fun classroom game that can apply to any situation. It is a really good way to get students involved from making the game to playing together with their peers. Read transcript This game is Spin the Wheel. The...
Classroom Game: Plinko

Classroom Game: Plinko

Sydney Hicks | The Independent School | Wichita, Kansas This is a fun classroom game that can apply to any situation. It is an excellent way to get students involved from making the game to playing together with their peers. Read transcript This game is called Plinko....
Following Directions: Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream

Following Directions: Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream

Shirley Xia | The Independent School | Wichita, Kansas This is a game that can apply to any situation. It teaches children about trust and following directions from their peers or teachers. Read transcript We have this game called Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Cone....
Caring for Each Other

Caring for Each Other

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas To create an atmosphere of caring, the teacher lets students know that she is both in charge of the classroom and their friend. Time is set aside each day for students to share stories about things they are...
Forming Strong Relationships with Students

Forming Strong Relationships with Students

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher shares how important it is to build trust with the students by making an effort to connect with them one-on-one. Read Transcript Every day I welcome my kiddos to school as our school family. So...
Using a Song to Learn Students’ Names

Using a Song to Learn Students’ Names

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This song helps the teacher and students learn and remember each other’s names. It can be used at the beginning of the school year and repeated until all the names have been learned. Read...
Building Students’ Trust: Leaning Through Mistakes

Building Students’ Trust: Leaning Through Mistakes

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher explains how she creates a safe environment for students to ask questions and make mistakes. She uses the letter “L” to remind the students that they can turn their mistakes into...
If You Wanna Get the Teacher’s Attention

If You Wanna Get the Teacher’s Attention

This video features a song that reviews good classroom behavior. To get the teacher’s attention, participate in positive conduct and productive activities. Read Transript If you want the teacher’s attention, let them catch you being good. If you want to get the...
How to Know Each Child in a Preschool Classroom

How to Know Each Child in a Preschool Classroom

Getting to know every student in your class can be difficult, especially if that class is large. Learn how to know each individual child in a preschool classroom with help from Tressa Giordano, longtime director of a successful nationally accredited early childhood...