4 Tips for Students who Say “I Don’t Get it!”

We’ve all had those students who get a new assignment and immediately say, “I don’t get it” even before they’ve taken a look at the directions. For some kids, they truly feel they don’t understand, and for others, they’ve gotten used to teachers and/or parents doing the hard part for them. We want our students to be problem-solvers, self-starters, confident […]

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Teacher Wisdom: Parent Communication

Happy October Everyone! This month’s linky topic is Parent Communication. Here are some tips that I hope you find useful: Something Old Click here to see an old post I did about behavior blocks. I used these simple strips to communicate each day’s behavior. Students glued them in their agenda each monday. At the end of the day, students simply […]

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Teach creatively…even with the textbook!

Textbook. The mere word can provoke eye rolls from both students and teachers. Textbooks are all too often synonymous with: -boring -busy work -answer-the-question-in-complete-sentences-or-else type assignments I agree that textbooks can sometimes be all of the above, but I’m here to tell you, they don’t have to be. Now, this is not a post about how much I love textbooks […]

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7 Habits that Helped Me Manage The Paperwork in the Classroom

Teaching is a wonderful job, and with it comes a lot of wonderful…paperwork. OK, that is definitely not the best part of the job. I want to share with you some habits that I developed to help me manage the paperwork (and my time) in the classroom. I pretty much lived at school my first year teaching. I remember one […]

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Classroom Management Tips

Happy September Everyone! (How is it already September?!) This month’s topic is classroom management tips. I hope you find some good tips here, and be sure to check out the other bloggers who have linked up. Something Old Here is an old post that I did about building class community. I made this anchor chart and then we would play […]

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