First Day of School Tips for New Teachers

First Day of School Tips for New Teachers

The first day of school will be here before you know it. The night before my very first first day of school as a teacher I could not sleep because I was so nervous and excited. Even on my eighth first day as a teacher, I still had butterflies! I thought I would share with you some tips that worked for […]

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How NOT to Manage Your Class

Have you read the book How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson? It’s one of my favorites for back to school because it’s funny and gives kids a good reminder of what NOT to do to be a good friend. There are a ton of great blog posts and webpages devoted to giving teachers tips on what to do on […]

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Class Routines–a list of 40 things to consider

As you prepare for a new school year, or even for your very first class, you will probably find lots of advice telling you how important routines are. Add this post to the list! In my opinion, class routines are THE most important part of teaching because they help your class run smoothly. And if your class doesn’t run smoothly, it […]

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Smelly Smiley: The SIMPLEST class reward ever!

  Well, according to Wal-Mart and Target, it’s time to start thinking about back to school. At this time every year, I was always racking my brain for ideas for a class reward that a) is cheap (hello, no paycheck since June) and b) doesn’t pump kids full of sugar. One year, I accidentally came up with the best reward ever. […]

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6 fun back to school books for third graders

It’s that time of the year when teachers start raiding the dollar bins at Target and grabbing piles of cheap Wal-Mart notebooks. Ahhh. Back to school. One of my favorite parts of back to school is getting a whole new class to read my favorite books to. Here are my favorite books for the beginning of the school year: A […]

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