Setting Classroom Expectations | Social Contract Template

Classroom Expectations

The classroom is a safe space to explore new ideas, be creative, and express yourself – but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t come with certain behavior expectations. It might sound counter-intuitive, but by expecting positive behavior from your students, you’re also ensuring you keep your classroom as that haven you work hard every day to […]

Classroom Rules | Social contract template for your classroom

Classroom Rules

You probably know all too well: students don’t always come to class willing and ready to listen to your every command. Maybe they need a snack or a nap, or even a hug (don’t we all). That’s why establishing fair and agreed-upon class rules is the perfect hack for classroom management and student behavior. Having […]

Celebrate Bastille Day | Bastille Day in the Classroom

Celebrate Bastille Day | Bastille Day in the Classroom

Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, is a French national holiday celebrated annually on the 14th of July. This special day commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille (Bastille Prison), a key moment at the beginning of the French Revolution and the formation of the first French republic. How is Bastille Day celebrated in France? […]

Celebrate Matariki with Your Students

Celebrate Matariki with Your Students

This kōrero is written in collaboration with the team at Kura Rēhia, a collective who create games, resources and events for a bilingual Aotearoa. A huge mihi to the mahi of Rangi Matamua and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Mānawatia a Matariki! Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki | Hail the rise of Matariki Mānawa maiea te […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Your Students

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to teach children about diverse cultures and the importance of celebrating our differences. The holiday represents acceptance, courage, and pride and commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla (also known as the Batalla de Puebla). The battle happened over Mexico not […]

The Benefits of Regular Student Reflection

The Benefits of Regular Student Reflection

Let your students lead their learning by finding out what they want to achieve and how you can help them get there. Find ready-made teaching templates for student reflection over at the Kami Library!    Student reflection is such an important part of the learning journey; not only to help students understand and acknowledge the […]

10 Ways to Check for Student Understanding | Kami Classroom

10 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

Checking student understanding is a vital part of any teaching process. It helps guide you in pacing the lesson appropriately, as well as ensuring your students are engaged and learning! However, sometimes it can be tricky – it might be last period on a Friday afternoon and all you have is a group of very […]