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Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classroom Arrival and Dismissal Routines

The beginning of the day and end of the day can be the most hectic times of the school day. Without consistent routines and structure, these transition times can be noisy, unproductive, and chaotic. Start and end your day smoothly with the tips and strategies listed in these two blog posts. HOW

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HOW TO MANAGE STUDENT BATHROOM BREAKS at SCHOOL

By having consistent and predictable routines, your classroom will run itself… Right? Unfortunately, not everything is predictable. Like when a kid needs to use the bathroom. It’s going to come up all day everyday. While you can’t control the wee little bladders of kids who have sucked down too much

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Classroom Management Strategies

Effective classroom management skills are the key to success in the classroom. Developing a classroom management plan, fine tuning your classroom management strategies and strengthening your classroom management techniques will make you a more productive, efficient teacher. This will increase student learning, decrease your stress level and make your job

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HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR USING CLIP CHARTS

Teachers are often wondering how to manage classroom behavior and how to handle behavior problems. Like most teachers, I experimented with different behavior management systems. This post will share not only my experiences using clip charts to improve classroom behavior, but how to use it as a positive behavior intervention

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Ideas for a Meaningful Alternative to Morning Work

Like many aspects on my quest for mastering classroom management, “Morning Work” was a process of trial and error. Thinking back, I’m almost ashamed that it took me so long to find such a simple solution.    This blog post will… provide you with a simple and yet meaningful way

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FIVE EASY WAYS TO MANAGE STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

Kids work at different paces, on differentiated assignments, and come and go from interventions and services throughout the day.  Wow!  That sounds impossible!  Read below to learn how important it is to have clear expectations, routines, and procedures for turning in and completing assignments.   Self Reflection In which of these

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HOW TO PLAN A FIELD TRIP

Field trips can be so stressful, but they don’t have to be. My first ever field trip was an absolute disaster! It began with me making over 20 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my kitchen the night before because I didn’t know teachers in my school district were supposed

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5 TIME SAVERS for TEACHERS

You know that saying, “You need to spend money to make money?” That’s true about time as well. As we go through the month I am going to be sharing lots of tips that will save you time in the classroom.  In order to make the most of those ideas

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HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF MAKEUP WORK FOR ABSENT STUDENTS

It’s hard enough to keep track of student work when all your students are in class, never mind when you have a student who is absent.  However, students being absent is an unavoidable occurrence.  Regardless of if the absence lasts a single afternoon for a dentist appointment or an entire

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