K12 Archives - Apperson


18 Oct 2017

Unexpected Classroom Moments – by a teacher!

By | October 18th, 2017|K12, Teach Talk|0 Comments

Teaching is a profession you can study and plan for, but is something you can’t fully prepare for except by just diving right in. An anonymous teacher gave us these insightful reflections on what surprised them and what they found to be unexpected in their classroom: “In the first few years I couldn't envision it [...]

11 Oct 2017

Tips for Managing Middle Schoolers

By | October 11th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

There are different challenges that come with teaching each grade level. Here are some tips directly from teachers on how they manage their middle school classes. Establish your expectations and teaching procedures Think about how papers and assignments will be distributed in your classroom. How will they be organized? How will students turn things in? [...]

4 Oct 2017

Keeping the Classroom Fresh

By | October 4th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

Attempting to work, think, and innovate in a stale environment can be an incredibly difficult task for anyone. Going day-to-day in the same room can make you lose interest and passion in what you’re doing. That’s why getting a change of scenery is so important! Placing yourself into a new, stimulating environment can be one [...]

27 Sep 2017

Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety

By | September 27th, 2017|Classroom Management, K12|0 Comments

Test anxiety is something that unfortunately affects many students. The fear of not knowing the right information and the fear of failing can be paralyzing. In turn, this can cause students to score lower on an exam even though they may know the course material. To help lower test anxiety in your classroom, try having [...]

20 Sep 2017

15 Book to Movie Adaptations for High School

By | September 20th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

They say that movies are never as good as the books. Do you agree? Check out this great list of 15 books that have been made into movies and cast your vote! The Road   Their Eyes Were Watching God     Cloud Atlas     The Book Thief     Divergent     The [...]

13 Sep 2017

15 Book to Movie Adaptations for Middle Grades

By | September 13th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

They say that movies are never as good as the books. Do you agree? Check out this great list of 15 books that have been made into movies and cast your vote! Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief   Inkheart     Enders Game     The Maze Runner     The Chronicles [...]

6 Sep 2017

10 Book to Movie Adaptations for Elementary Grades

By | September 6th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Have your students read these books and then watch the movie adaptation! This can be a great classroom discussion. Charlotte's Web     The Polar Express     Diary of a Wimpy Kid     The Lorax     Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Stuart Little     Ella Enchanted     BFG     [...]

23 Aug 2017

Free Downloadable Back-to-School Student Information Forms

By | August 23rd, 2017|K12|0 Comments

The first day of school is quickly approaching, and it can be intimidating to meet your new group of students. It’s a busy and hectic time of the year, and getting all your ducks in a row can be a challenge. Sara VanderWel is an elementary school teacher who understands this problem and has created [...]

16 Aug 2017

First Day Activities for Your Students

By | August 16th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

Nancy Foote has developed these five great “First Day Challenges” to encourage creativity, enhance problem-solving skills, and to get to know your students. Not to mention, classroom fun! Be sure to download the entire contents in a FREE whitepaper, located at the bottom of this post. Day 1 – Find Your Place in the World [...]

9 Aug 2017

Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer

By | August 9th, 2017|K12|0 Comments

A total solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, August 21, 2017. Share this cool phenomenon with your students by having them build a solar eclipse viewer so everyone can enjoy the view! Be sure to check out our video on our Facebook page and see how much fun we had constructing this! Estimated time: [...]