50 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Teens (That Won't Annoy them)
Here's a list of 50 thought-provoking questions to ask teens that won't actually annoy them. Do you feel like your teen or pre-teen is talking to you less and less? Do you feel like they rush away from the dinner table the second they’re done eating? We all know that communicating with our kids is important. It’s been proven that kids who spend time talking to their parents over the dinner table are more likely to perform well in school and less likely to abuse alcohol or do drugs. Plus, as…
How to Launch More Meaningful Family Conversations with 29 Big-Hearted Questions — Doing Good Together™
Talking intentionally and openly about big ideas is at the core of DGT™’s mission and has had the greatest impact on our family’s life. Now updated with questions designed for reflection during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One - ASCD Inservice
It’s that time again – time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one. How will you begin to create an environment for risk and creativity? Will your students be greeted by rules and “thou shalt nots”, or by questions that set the stage for […]
3 Fresh Icebreakers for Teens
You have gregarious introverts in your classroom (yes, that’s a thing, and I know because I am one). You also have extroverts who take a little while to warm up (yes . . . because I’m married to one). And then you have gregarious extroverts who come out of the gate at full gallop and […]
Back To School Graffiti Art Activity
Enthuse and focus older students during their first week back with this 'cool' and imaginative 'Graffiti About Me' spray can and name art, writing and goal setting activity.Click here for the Google Classroom™ digital version This is a really unique way for teachers and students to learn more about...
First day...I survived...barely!
How can going back to school be so exhausting? I play during the summer. I work in the yard. I chase after grandkids. And yet when I go bac...
First Day of School Stations Activity, Icebreaker, Middle & High School, FREE
I hate cheesy name games and I refuse to make the worst first impression by just reading a syllabus to my students. The solution is this engaging first day of school stations activity designed to facilitate discussion and help you start building a strong classroom community from Day One.UPDATE: This...
Back to School Station/Task Card Activity
This engaging, get-to-know-you first day of school activity is perfect for secondary students. Make Back-to-School season fun and help your students fall in love with your class!This station task card activity gets your students up and moving while getting to know each other and providing meaningful...
First Day of School Investigate the Teacher Activity - Engaging + Print/Digital
Engage your students with this unique first day of school activity where students "investigate" the teacher and make inferences based on what they observe in the classroom. This kinesthetic activity is the perfect way to mix things up on Day 1 and set the tone for an engaging, student-centered year.
Back to School Classroom Rules and Expectations Doodle Notes
This graphic organizer is the perfect way to get students actively engaged in your classroom, right from the first day! This product can be used for any subject and any grade! One version has some titles and one version is blank. You can use the blank one as extra space if you have more rules than I...
How to get to know your students & build community with a personality test
The benefits of using a personality test in the classroom: introspection, growth mindset, social-emotional learning, class community, and more.
Just One Word Resolutions for the New Year - Digital and Print versions
Just One Word New Year's Resolutions, Are you looking for a different way for your students to make goals or resolutions this year? Sometimes when we set goals for ourselves, it takes just one word to keep us focused! Use this pack to guide students to making their one word resolutions for your new ...