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5 Tips for Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the Year

5 Tips for Packing Up the Classroom at the End of the Year

Get ready, get set, START PACKING!  Can you believe that we are in the final stretch of the school year?  For some, it has been a tough year, but even those who have enjoyed a relatively uneventful year will agree that those final few weeks of school can make or break you. In fact, there
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Apps, Classroom Management, and Early Finishers: #TeachChat Archive

Apps, Classroom Management, and Early Finishers: #TeachChat Archive

It was BYOQ – Bring Your Own Question Night at #TeachChat on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 and our Really Good Teachers did not disappoint!  Armed with great questions and even better advice and tips, they discussed everything from apps to classroom management to the importance of making sure children have enough to eat before trying to
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Math Eggs – A Classroom Craft Activity

Math Eggs – A Classroom Craft Activity

Infusing seasonal items into the classroom is an easy way to relate learning to everyday life.  With Easter on the horizon, plastic eggs are everywhere.  With a Sharpie marker in hand, you can quickly and easily turn them into fun math manipulatives for centers.  This is one center that can be completed in about 15
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Parent Teacher Conferences or Family Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences or Family Teacher Conferences

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Parent Teacher Conferences should be renamed Family Teacher Conferences since more and more students are being raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings. Regardless of the name, conferences are an important component of the school to home connection. The family and the teacher can sit down and truly discuss
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I Spy Sunday: Recognizing Kindness

I Spy Sunday:  Recognizing Kindness

Kindness counts and this week’s I Spy Giveaway product helps students recognize the kindness of their classmates. Build a strong classroom community while helping students bring out the best in one another. Constructed of high-quality material, this durable pocket chart could be yours if you correctly identify it from the Really Good Stuff website. Read
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How to Create a Positive Classroom Environment

How to Create a Positive Classroom Environment

We asked Really Good Teachers around the country to share with us some of their best tips and tricks for creating a positive, bully-free classroom community during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014.  They also shared their challenges and struggles with maintaining a positive classroom throughout the year.  If you are searching for a
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I Spy Sunday Giveaway: Math for All Seasons

I Spy Sunday Giveaway:  Math for All Seasons

One of the most time consuming tasks for teachers is to create resources that are relevant and kid-friendly.  Connecting timely, real-life images and references with active learning helps create stronger learning footholds.  This week’s I Spy Giveaway product takes the work out of creating a manipulative that will not only help your students with basic
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Math: Teaching Each Foundational Component

Math: Teaching Each Foundational Component

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Whether you are using Common Core or state standards, math is an overwhelming content area with so many basic skills that need to be acquired before “moving on”. Teachers are responsible for teaching the grade level standards, but must go back to foundational skills that students may lack or have
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I Spy Sunday: Praise and Encouragement

I Spy Sunday:  Praise and Encouragement

In some cases, a teacher’s praise and encouragement may be the only positive response a child hears. In the classroom, it is important to praise and encourage students not only to help them succeed, but also to help them improve their confidence and self-esteem. Praise and encouragement are vital. This week’s I Spy product helps
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Successful Parent – Teacher Conference Tips

Successful Parent – Teacher Conference Tips

Get the most out of your next Parent/Teacher Conferences with some great tips and tricks from the Really Good Teachers of #TeachChat.  Check out the transcript from the March 19th, 2014 chat below and be sure to download your free ebook that is mentioned in the chat.  It is a helpful resource for making the
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