spotlight student

I don’t know about you, I am all about easy in the classroom. Many of my classroom management, behavior, and reward ideas centered around two key words: easy and cheap. You don’t need to spend a ton of time or money to establish great routines that work in your class. For me, Spotlight Student was perfect, and I kept it as […]

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class games

I use class games as part of my behavior system. When students spell AWESOME, we play a class game. It provides a nice brain break, too! Here are some of the favorites from my classroom: Heads Up Seven Up Choose seven students to come to the front of the room. Say, “Heads down, thumbs up.” Everyone else puts their heads […]

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why I became a teacher

Ok so, the markers are not the only reason I became a teacher, but I’m pretty sure they influenced my decision. I remember my fourth grade teacher Ms. Wirth using these markers on charts and different things in the classroom. And the smell. Oh the smell. Especially the delicious orange one that smelled just like tic-tacs. Me and all twenty-eight (class size […]

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