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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

10 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement in 2022

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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Managing Student Behavior Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2022

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 differentiate your instruction. It all comes down to one thing: Managing student behavior quickly and

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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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Attention Grabber Examples & Other Listening Strategies

Before I dig into all of the attention grabber examples, let’s start at the very beginning of my classroom management journey. 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

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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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Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers in 2022

Effective classroom management skills are the key to success in the elementary 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

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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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Winter Opinion Writing FREEBIE!

Grab this freebie and engage your students in a fun seasonal activity. It’s a great way to practice opinion writing.