After teaching 14 years teaching 3rd grade, 2 years teaching 1st grade, and 1 year teaching 2nd grade, I’ll be starting a new venture as a 6th grade Math teaching. I need ideas for decorating my classroom and teaching the curriculum. Help!

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Decorating: whatever is popular on YouTube and TikTok at the moment seems to be all 6th graders care about : )

I think ideas for actually teaching the material is personal to the student and teacher, but I try to mix it up to appeal to all learning styles

I think it’s a great idea to create anchor charts as you teach math concepts and post them for reference. It’s also a good way to review material from previous grades before you tackle grade level information.

I use the Eureka Math curriculum and have “adjusted” it to fit my personal teaching style. I use Edulastic for all of my assessments and then throw in other class work using Quizizz and Blooket for more engagement.

Make your posted Math Facts charts look like TikTok videos (frame them out and put chat bubbles and some random character that say you can use over and over with different expressions on their face.) The kids will act like they hate it but they will secretly love it. I taught the Pythagorean Theorem and one of it's real world application using "The Dab" the kids all rolled their eyes. When I finished teaching it and we tried it, suddenly they all wanted to measure themselves doing it and find that C 😂

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