Welcome to Teaching Dunn Simply! I’m so happy you stopped by today and hope you find resources, inspiration, and solutions to use at your school and classroom.  I know and understand how overwhelming the teacher profession can be and that's why I started this blog.  Here you will find a multitude of teacher resources and teacher inspo in all areas of teaching.

The goal of Teaching Dunn Simply is to help teachers
make a difference...one student at a time.

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I am an enthusiastic elementary school teacher with a passion for inspiring young minds and fostering a love for learning. This blog is a space where I share my journey as an educator, including the joys, challenges, and everything in between that comes with teaching elementary students.

In this blog, you'll find a variety of engaging resources such as virtual field trips, learn how to foster classroom community, classroom management tips and strategies for supporting diverse learners. I believe in the power of collaboration and community, so I hope this blog becomes a place where teachers, parents, and anyone interested in education can come together to share ideas, ask questions, and support each other.

Whether you're a fellow teacher looking for fresh ideas or simply someone passionate about education, there's something here for you. Thank you for joining me on this exciting adventure. Let’s learn and grow together!

Happy Teaching!

Back to School Activities

Back to school activities will kick off the school year on a positive and engaging note.

It's Back to School time and here you will find everything you need to kick off the school year.  It's the most wonderful time of the year...well almost! 

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with anticipation and fresh beginnings. To help you kick off the school year on a positive and engaging note, I’ve put together a list of fun and interactive activities perfect for the first week of school. These activities are designed to help students get to know each other, establish classroom routines, and create a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment.

Building Classroom Community

Quotes about classroom community will help in any classroom.

Classroom Community Builders is a great way to have a positive learning environment for students. Having positive relationships with students will transform your classroom!

Creating a strong sense of community in your classroom is essential for fostering a positive and supportive learning environment. When students feel connected and valued, they are more likely to engage, collaborate, and succeed. Here are some effective activities and tips to help you build a thriving classroom community. Building a strong classroom community takes time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, you help students feel valued, connected, and ready to learn. Here’s to creating a vibrant and harmonious classroom community!

Classroom Games

Integrating classroom games into your teaching practice can make learning more engaging.

In today's digital age, online classroom games have become an excellent way to engage students, enhance learning, and foster a sense of community, even in a virtual setting. Whether you’re teaching remotely or integrating technology into your in-person classroom, these games can make learning fun and interactive. Here are some fantastic online games that are perfect for elementary students. 

Integrating these online games into your teaching practice can make learning more engaging and interactive for your students. Whether you’re looking to review content, assess understanding, or just have some fun, there’s a game here for every need. Happy gaming and teaching!

Classroom Management Strategies

Classroom management ideas for elementary is the cornerstone of a productive environment.

Are you looking for new classroom management strategies? Teaching Dunn Simply is here to help. If you are looking for new classroom management plans or changing up your classroom management style, you will find plenty of useful information here...

Classroom management is the cornerstone of a productive and positive learning environment. With a well-managed classroom, you can create a space where students feel safe, respected, and ready to learn. Here are some tried-and-true classroom management strategies tailored for elementary teachers to help you maintain order and foster a supportive atmosphere.

Effective classroom management is an ongoing process that requires patience, consistency, and adaptability. By implementing these strategies, you can create a positive learning environment where every student feels valued and ready to learn. Here’s to a successful and well-managed school year!

Digital Classroom Resources

Digital classroom resources can significantly enhance teaching and learning experiences.

Searching for digital resources for your virtual classroom?  Looking for ways to jazz up your google classroom with fun, engaging digital resources.  What about...

Integrating these digital resources into your teaching toolkit can enhance student engagement, provide diverse learning opportunities, and streamline classroom management. Explore these tools to find the ones that best fit your teaching style and classroom needs.

Math Classroom Resource

Teaching math resources elementary students to elementary students can be both rewarding and challenging.

Calling all Math Teachers!  If you are looking for math teaching resources K-5 you are in the right place.  Many suggestions of math manipulatives, fluency building activities, whole group instruction, and centers for math can all be found right here...

Teaching math to elementary students can be both rewarding and challenging. Engaging young learners and helping them develop a strong foundation in math requires a variety of resources and tools. Here’s a curated list of some of the best math resources available to enhance your teaching and support your students’ learning. 

These resources can help you create a dynamic and engaging math classroom where students develop strong math skills and a love for learning. Explore these tools and find what works best for you and your students.

This and That

Teacher-related things can be found here.

Are you looking for the latest and greatest, teacher trends? If so, be sure to check out these blog post. A variety of topics are included and discuss that involves teaching and classrooms!

Virtual Field Trips

Google virtual field trips are a trip of a lifetime.

Virtual Field Trips for kids are a must in any classroom! Trust me, your students will love these experiences and will make memories that last a lifetime. Just think...

Virtual field trips are an innovative way to enrich your students' learning experiences, providing all the excitement and educational value of traditional field trips with added convenience and accessibility. Embrace the digital age and let your students explore the world from the comfort of your classroom.

Would You Rather Games 

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Let's play! Would you rather questions for kids is a classic game that will offer laughter and a change to take a brain break.  Would you rather for kids also provides the teacher an opportunity to get to know students better and... 

Incorporating "Would You Rather" questions into your classroom routine can be a fun and engaging way to start the day, transition between activities, or wind down before dismissal. You can use these questions during morning meetings, as writing prompts, or as part of a classroom discussion to encourage students to think creatively and share their thoughts.