Greeting my students with a smile and shouting a big “GOOD MORNING!” always does the trick to wake up my classroom. BUT… one other important tool not to overlook in the “be a positive teacher everyday toolkit” is the glamorizing of the white board. In the beginning of my teaching career, having a pretty whiteboard everyday wasn’t easy (because I had three different preps and three different classrooms!) Now that I am more settled beautifying my board is one of my favorite things to do in the morning as I am drinking my cup of tea and reviewing my lesson plan of the day. Here are some of my favorite tips to do inspire in your classroom:
- Use multiple bright and bold colors on the board
- Think of a fun question for your AIM– make it a grabber so students will want to be interested in your lesson
- Don’t forget to have fun! Your class should be be energized and vibrant especially to set the tone for the morning
Here are some photos of my boards!