This post was created by a member of Edutopia's community. If you have your own #eduawesome tips, strategies, and ideas for improving education, share them with us.
Kids' lives outside of school are serious enough. Our classrooms need to be places where kids learn, but also where they laugh. Please share ideas for creating classrooms that are both fun and productive for students and you, and check out my new post, Lighter Classroom Atmosphere, Tighter Classroom Management, for an idea that did this for my students and me.