Emergency Substitute Lesson Plans

All teachers quickly learn that staying home sick is so much more work than just going to school! We’ve all gone into school on days when we know we should have stayed home. But what if it wasn’t so much work to stay home when you (or your children) were sick? It might make it just a little easier for …

Tips for Storing and Organizing Centers

As you pack up your classroom, it’s a great time to get organized for the new school year. This blog focuses on one dilemma of classroom organization: how to store centers. Centers take some time to make, but once assembled, self-contained centers are valuable learning tools for years to come! You may be able to enlist willing parents and students …

Tips To Ease Travels With Special Needs Children

Pediatric Therapist Aviva Weiss Tells How to Prepare for Good Times Together Philadelphia, PA, December 8, 2008 – The chaos of packing, airport crowds and security, lengthy car rides and yes, even overexposure to family and friends is enough to erode any holiday traveler’s festive spirit. Add traveling with children into the equation, especially when special needs are involved, and …

You Asked and We Listened! More French Primary Resources

As part of our commitment to providing you with the best teaching resources, we have picked up some new French teaching aids this year that will quickly become your go-to resources to help implement and support curriculum standards in your classroom. Games/Jeux      Resource Books/Livres de Référence      Positive Value Posters/Affiches de Valeurs Positives      Teach and Decorate/Enseigner et Décorer     

3 Products You Need To Know About

The Kore Wobble Chair We simply weren’t designed to sit still all day. Ordinary chairs and stools for our bodies into unnatural, static positions, resulting in long-lasting physical discomfort. Designed with a gently rounded bottom, the innovative Wobble Chair allows one’s knees, hips and back to find comfortable and ever-changing positions, unlike regular chairs. This chair enables and increases “secondary …

Integrating STEM Into Your Existing Curriculum

While the task might seem daunting, here are a few practices to help you build STEM seamlessly into your day, and features a few of our favourite new teaching resources. One important thing to note– there is no need to revise your entire curriculum to incorporate STEM. You can stimulate and engage children’s thinking as you integrate STEM experiences throughout …

Ten-Frames: A Powerful Tool in Early Mathematics Activities

Editor’s Note: This article was posted in the June 2014 Didax Education Newletter. View the newsletter here.  Ten-frames are one of the most useful tools available to teachers for mathematics instruction and learning in the primary grades. Regardless of what type of markers, stickers, or color of crayons are used to fill, shade, or empty ten-frames, the model provides a …