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Tips for Making It a Great School Year

Tips for Making It a Great School Year

This is a challenging time of year for teachers.  Despite the excitement about a new school year and a new group of students, there is much to be done.  Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of back-to-school planning and preparing, the element of fun can get lost.  During #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, we
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Writing Center Posters Giveaway

Writing Center Posters Giveaway

Once upon a time, there were Really Good Teachers all over the country who were setting up their classrooms for the new school year.  They focused on their centers, decorated their walls, and were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new students.  Then, with a gasp of dismay, they realized that they had forgotten to
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3 Superhero Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas

3 Superhero Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas

It’s a bird! It’s a plane!  It’s a classroom full of super students!  Nothing says strength, loyalty, courage, and determination like a superhero. Capture that enthusiasm and excitement in classroom bulletin boards that is designed with super learners in mind.  Here are three superhero bulletin board ideas for the classroom to get you started.  
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Children’s Literature Suggestions for Teachers

Children’s Literature Suggestions for Teachers

Really Good Teachers have the best suggestions for children’s literature.  After all, knowing what will excite students and ignite their love for reading is key to being a successful educator.  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, we asked teachers from across the country to share their favorite children’s literature titles with us.  Read
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10 Must-Read Children’s Books for the 2014-2015 School Year

10 Must-Read Children’s Books for the 2014-2015 School Year

Engaging children’s literature can be the gateway to a lifelong love of reading for your students. Explore some wonderful new and old favorites this school year and make reading come alive. Here are 10 suggestions to get you started!


I Have a Giveaway, Who Has an Entry? Literacy Center Contest

I Have a Giveaway, Who Has an Entry? Literacy Center Contest

Setting up classroom literacy centers can be both time consuming and costly.  Printing, laminating, assembling…they all take their toll on your energy and your classroom budget.  Thankfully, Really Good Stuff has introduced a new series of Literacy Centers designed with your students’ comprehension in mind.  As with all Really Good Stuff Literacy Centers, the new
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50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources

50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources

With the start of the new school year upon us, the time teachers have to research free and low-cost teaching resources is exceptionally limited.  During one of our #TeachChat sessions, we asked teachers to let us help them find resources that would make their lives easier.  They asked for everything from math curriculum to graphic
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Book & Binder Holders, Oh My! – Weekly Giveaway

Book & Binder Holders, Oh My! – Weekly Giveaway

Storage is always an issue when it comes to organizing the classroom.  Finding the right containers to fit the supplies that you have makes all the difference.  This week we are excited to feature the durable and versatile Book & Binder Holders as our weekly giveaway prize!  This 4-pack of colorful book holders is perfect
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First Day of School Traditions

First Day of School Traditions

The first day of school is always filled with equal parts excitement and anxiety.  We asked our Really Good Teachers on Twitter what their favorite first day of school traditions were during #TeachChat on July 23rd, 2014.  They were filled with great ideas that can be found in the transcript below. After reading the chat,
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Half-Inch Graph Paper for Planning Your Classroom

Half-Inch Graph Paper for Planning Your Classroom

During the Really Good Stuff webinar on July 16th, we talked about using graph paper to plan out the classroom space. Half-inch graph paper tends to be a lot easier to use just because there is more room with the larger squares. When planning out the space, try taping together a few sheets of paper
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