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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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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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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 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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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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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.