Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bright Ideas Blog Hop - Tips from the Trenches

I am so excited to be a part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop and share some things that work for me in my classroom.  More importantly, I am thrilled to be able to go through all of the amazing blogs to look for some valuable teaching strategies to implement in my class.  :)

In this month's Bright Ideas blog post I am going to share with you some important tips my student teacher felt important enough to write down in her notebook of ideas.  Many times when I would tell her something, I'd see her scoot on over to her desk to write it down so she could remember in the future.  She's subbing now for the rest of the school year and told me she even looked through it before her first day subbing.  :)  I absolutely loved the time she was able to spend with me and am so sad that I don't have her with me anymore.

So, the rest of this post is going to be pretty self explanatory.  Here are some pictures of a few pages out of her notebook.

I appreciate you taking the time to read through those pages!  Hopefully, you found some tips you Stephanie of Teaching in Room 6 to read about her bright idea!
can use in your classroom.


  1. Love this!!! I have been teaching for over 10 years and got some great ideas from this!!!

  2. Some great reminders! I really liked the 4 x 4 Rule.

  3. By looking at her notebook, your student teacher has learned some wonderful and valuable lessons from you!
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