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    Welcome your students back to school with a fun, innovative, engaging activity like a Back to School Digital Escape Room!

    Just watch the video preview to see the amazing quality room!

    Your students will love solving puzzles and riddles in this 360° digital escape room. This activity is designed to work for a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The clues and riddles are based on random trivia about the classroom and school.

    THE SCENARIO: your students stumbled into the wrong classroom on the first day of school and are now locked in the wrong room—now they must escape before they are late to class! This game is a great way to get students to work collaboratively and practice problem-solving skills.

    Included in this download are teacher instructions, student instructions, the master lock graphic organizer, answer keys, PDF files of clues, and a reflection sheet (optional). Start the school year with no stress!

    This All About Me One Pager — Back to School Project is perfect for the beginning of the year or first day/week of school. Get to know your students immediately by allowing them to express themselves creatively, and of course, by learning their names. The one pager is a mash-up of drawing, coloring, and writing. Students will share information about themselves with you and you can share information about yourself with them too.

    Completed projects make beautiful hallway or classroom displays! Students’ artwork also makes for great bulletin boards that highlight the individuals in your class.

    Included in this purchase is:

    • Student directions for the one pager project (Ready to Print PDF)
    • Rubric for the one pager project (Ready to Print PDF)
    • Example one pager
    • 10 BLANK TEMPLATES (printable — optional)
    • EDITABLE word document so teachers can modify instructions or rubric

    This resource includes 50 inspirational, growth mindset, blank coloring pages, ready to be printed and colored. Teach your students about growth mindset with some of the most inspirational quotes from entrepreneurs, novels, movies, authors, politicians, etc. Download now to check it out!

    There are 175 growth mindset bell ringers in this Powerpoint presentation. This means you will have a warm up assignment for the entire school year! Have your students complete their bell ringers in a composition book or ELA notebook. No printing or prep needed! Bell ringers, Do nows, Warm ups, Journal prompts… whatever you call them in your classroom: these growth mindset questions are perfect for middle school or high school.

    This product consists of several excellent teaching strategies all rolled into one!

    1. Journaling
    2. Bell ringers/ Activating strategy
    3. Growth Mindset
    4. Collins Type 1 Writing
    5. Meaningful Conversations

    Journaling is a great way for students to improve their writing, set goals, record ideas, relieve stress, work out anxiety, self-reflect, be creative, and overall learn more about themselves.

    Bell ringers, also known as “do nows” or “warm-ups,” help students get in the habit of walking into class and getting started right away. They allow students to transition into class immediately and establish a routine. Bell ringers help teachers because students settle down quicker and the teacher can manage housekeeping tasks such as taking attendance.

    Growth mindset is all the rage in today’s education system with good reasoning. It’s the mindset that requires you to accept negative feedback with a positive attitude, learn from experience, and come up with strategies to improve the next time. It’s believing that even if you fail at something, it’s not the end… you can still succeed! Why wouldn’t we want our students to learn this?

    Collins Type 1 writing is all about brainstorming. Students write for a specific period of time and do not stop until the time is up. They are not required to go back and edit or create a second draft. The focus is to capture ideas and promote stimulation.

    Meaningful conversations are important to create a comfortable and accepting climate in your classroom. It helps build rapport with your students as well as your students with each other. Help your students become thinkers and connect with them on real-life topics through these journal prompts. You don’t have to expand on the bell ringer every day, but the opportunity is there if you’d like to facilitate it.

    Just a few of the numerous topics covered in the growth mindset bell ringers:

    Growth mindset


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    Brain Plasticity

    Heading back to school is exciting… but also nerve-racking! Relieve some of your stress and feel prepared to go back with these engaging BACK TO SCHOOL activities. The lessons in this bundle will leave your students inspired and intrigued for the school year ahead. The Bell Ringers included will last the entire school year and allow you to create routine and structure from day one.

    This BACK TO SCHOOL Bundle includes:

    1) 50 Growth Mindset Coloring Pages

    2) Back to School 360° Digital Escape Room

    3) Growth Mindset Bell Ringers for the Entire School Year

    4) All About Me One Pager Project

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