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Transition Time Ideas

Transition Time Ideas

Ah, transition times.  When you have a firm grasp on managing them, they are no problem at all. Your students know the routine, you’re confident in your ability to guide them, and everything flows smoothly.  However, when getting a handle on them is proving to be more challenging than not, transition times can be some
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How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

How Should You Decorate Your Classroom?

During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 19th, Really Good Teachers from across the country shared their thoughts and ideas about how much is too much when it comes to classroom decorating.  With the beginning of the school year here, it’s important to remember that the classroom’s decor should serve the needs of the students first
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The Welcoming Classroom: Making Connections

The Welcoming Classroom: Making Connections

  The Welcoming Classroom: Making Connections with Second Language Learners and Their Families Guest post by Lori Wolfe, Fun to Teach August is here and it is time to prepare for the new school year. If you have second language learners in your classroom there are many things you can do, before school starts, to
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Fool-Proof Tips for Teaching Procedures and Routines

Fool-Proof Tips for Teaching Procedures and Routines

Guest Post by Jessica Murphy and Jennifer Zoglman, Astute Hoot You know that feeling of excitement you feel when you spot a cute new idea on Pinterest? Those all-too-familiar thoughts run through your mind. “It looks so easy, there aren’t that many materials, how hard could it be?” Yet despite your best intentions (and a
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Top 10 Back to School Must Haves for Teachers

Top 10 Back to School Must Haves for Teachers

  It’s that time of year again! Back to school is a time of bittersweet excitement with a healthy dose of anticipation thrown in.  If you’re a teacher, you know all too well that back to school also means gathering your supplies, your files, and your must-have tools for a successful year.  This year, we
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How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

Dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of early learning. Encouraging children to be creative and use their imagination positively enhances their educational experience. There are endless possibilities for dramatic play areas that will engage them in learning how to role play, improving their social skills, and enhancing their ability to pretend. In this article,
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10 Indoor Rainy Day Games for Toddlers

10 Indoor Rainy Day Games for Toddlers

Rain, rain, go away; come again another day! When the weather isn’t cooperating, toddlers can become bored or anxious being stuck inside. Because finding fun activities for children to do inside can sometimes be a challenge, here are ten indoor rainy day games for toddlers.  


How to Set Up the Preschool Classroom Library

How to Set Up the Preschool Classroom Library

  A functional and organized library is essential for every preschool center. Having a place where children can discover and explore all types of books fosters both independent and group learning. By creating a warm and inviting reading area, preschoolers are more likely to take advantage of the classroom library.  


Organizing Your Classroom Library Webinar

Organizing Your Classroom Library Webinar

  On July 23rd, 2015, Really Good Stuff presented the third in a series of free professional development webinars for teachers.  The recording of the webinar is below and can be viewed on any device enabled with Flash.   Organizing Your Classroom Library Webinar


Top 10 Signs That You’re Excited About Back to School

Top 10 Signs That You’re Excited About Back to School

It’s that time again. Time when the dog days of summer start melting into the countdown to the return to classroom life. While students are soaking up the last bits of summer fun, teachers are torn between the back to school anticipation and wanting to deny that their days outside of the classroom are numbered.
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