DK Classroom Outlet Blog

  • Mix It Up With These Fun Outdoor Classroom Activities for Spring

    The days have grown longer and spring fever is in the air, which means your students likely have ants in their pants and need to get outside. Taking students outdoors for various lessons adds interest to the day, exposes kids to nature and breaks up the daily routine leaving everyone...
  • Add Inspiration to Your Classroom Theme With These Christian Bulletin Board Ideas

    Bulletin boards serve as focal points in the classroom for students, parents and visitors. But most bulletin boards leave a lot to be desired. Teachers recycle the same old ideas year after year or leave up seasonal bulletin boards far beyond their expiration date. (Snowmen in March?) To avoid the...
  • Homeschooling: The Importance of Having a Lesson Plan

    Many parents choose to educate their children at home for various reasons, such as disabilities, religious purposes, and travel concerns. Regardless of the justification, it's important to create a structured learning environment for the youth's advancement. Some states in the country actually require individuals to submit personalized learning instruction plans...
  • Setting Goals in the Classroom

    Each year, 17 percent of all teachers will leave the classroom. Some retire but many more leave feeling dissatisfied with their careers in the classroom. Many teachers cite classroom management and student discipline as the reason they leave. And indeed, unruly students — and often indifferent parents or harried administrators...
  • Get In Tune for the Season: Classroom Music Ideas for Spring

    With the coming of spring, teachers have fresh opportunities to share music in the classroom with their students in new ways.  Whether teaching at the preschool or elementary school level, spring is an excellent time to change up a classroom routine and engage kids in new ways that challenge them. ...
  • The New Age of Technology in the Classroom

    With the rise of digital education in recent years, and the preparation for the online assessments included in the Common Core State Standards, school districts are under immense pressure to upgrade their technical infrastructure. Classrooms today increasingly rely on broadband Internet connectivity to provide collaborative learning materials, instructional videos, communications...
  • 5 Ways to Integrate Arts and Crafts in Your Daily Preschool Activities

    Preschoolers are a fun group to teach; they are curious about what is going on around them and they are eager to learn. These little guys and gals learn so much from hands on activities at this age; it is easy to include an art or craft into the lesson...
  • Teacher Strike in Dixon IL Continues

    Students in Dixon Illinois will not be returning to the classroom again this week as the teachers continue their strike. According to the Dixon Education Association, negotiations and picketing continue while there are still issues left to be resolved. Some sources indicate that the teachers are asking for a 4...
  • What Do Recent Changes to Common Core Standards Mean for Teachers?

    Common Core Standards have become the new form of student achievement measurement in our education system today. The goal is to provide targets and objectives that each student should be learning during their particular grade year. Instead of being district or even state wide objectives, Common Core standards are nationwide...
  • Fresh New Classroom Decorating Ideas for Spring

    Decorating a classroom for every season can become a little worrisome for teachers. As a teacher, you don’t want to fall into a rut with the same ideas from years gone by, nor do you want to be a decoration copycat. If the teacher is decorating on a budget, store...

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