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Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

4 SOLUTIONS FOR A NOISY TALKATIVE CLASS

Are you wondering how to get students to stop talking in class? A noisy classroom, or even just one talkative child in class, can have a negative impact on learning for all students. This blog post will share strategies to get students to stop talking and explain how to turn

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES and TOOLS

One of the keys to being a successful and happy teacher is the consistent use of strong classroom management strategies and tools. The resource highlighted in this blog post will help you develop a classroom management plan, fine tune your classroom management strategies, and strengthen your classroom management techniques. This is a must-have

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5 Ways to Use Timers in Your Elementary Classroom

Timers are an incredibly powerful classroom management tool.  If you aren’t currently using them in your classroom, read below to learn about 5 opportunities where timers can be utilized for the classroom.  Timers in the classroom are a total game changer! This blog post will… suggest 5 ways to use

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What to do with Fast Finishers

“I’m done! Now what? What’s next?” Do you ever hear this in your classroom while most of your students are still working? Read below to learn how to best serve your “fast finishers” in your class through meaningful experiences where they can use their critical thinking and problem solving skills

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10 STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Teachers who use strategies for increased student engagement in the classroom will find that not only do their children learn more, but that the overall school experience is better for students, teachers, and parents. Engaged students are actively involved in lessons and activities. Their increased involvement results in a much

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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Behavior management and classroom management are the most important parts of running a smooth classroom. They are the foundation for everything. Without those two pieces, it doesn’t matter how great your lesson plans look or how well you differentiated your instruction. If you are looking for ways to improve your behavior management skills,

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HOW TO SOLVE ALL YOUR PENCIL PROBLEMS in the CLASSROOM

Pencils can be the root of many distractions. Kids wander the classroom to sharpen them… or worse, they intentionally break the tip as an excuse to wander the classroom pretending to need to sharpen them. There are three options for sharpening pencils and each is more annoying than the other.

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HOW TO LINE UP YOUR STUDENTS and WALK in a LINE

Kids have motives when it comes to lining up. Either they are pushing to be first in line, dawdling to be last or they are wiggling their way to be near their friends. In many schools, teachers lead their lines to places where the children remain in “line order” (assemblies,

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STRATEGIES FOR QUICK CLASSROOM TRANSITIONS

With everything that needs to get done, most teachers would agree that there are not enough instructional hours in the school day. Since every second counts, it is important to not waste any time. Check out these fun and easy classroom management tips and strategies for quick classroom transitions! This

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Attention Grabbers & Improved Listening Strategies

When I graduated from college, I worked as a classroom aide for the first and second-grade level team. There was one first grade teacher who amazed me. Her room would be all aflutter with little people chatting and moving and everything else that comes with being 6 years old. And

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HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT USING HAND SIGNALS

Teachers often face the problem of students yelling out during a read aloud or interrupting their small group lessons and reading conferences to ask to use the bathroom, get a drink of water, sharpen a pencil, or ask a question. These disruptions often cause other students to lose focus and

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