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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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Classroom Set-Up: 3 Steps for Success Webinar

Classroom Set-Up: 3 Steps for Success Webinar

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, Really Good Stuff presented the webinar Classroom Set-Up: 3 Steps for Success. Watch a recording of the presentation below.*  


Classroom Community Begins on Day 1 – Weekly Giveaway

Classroom Community Begins on Day 1 – Weekly Giveaway

The formation of a strong classroom community begins the moment students enter your classroom door.  Nurturing that spirit of camaraderie is especially important during the first week of school.  The Ready-to-Decorate All About Me 3-D Balloons help take classroom community to new heights and they are this week’s Really Good Giveaway item!


#TeachChat Open Mic Night – July 9, 2014

#TeachChat Open Mic Night – July 9, 2014

When it is an Open Mic Night at #TeachChat, you just never know what teachers are going to ask.  From technology suggestions to behavior management to class birthday ideas, Open Mic Night brings out the best in Really Good Teachers.  The chat from July 9th, 2014 was no different and was filled with great suggestions.
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11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children.  When we first published the 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids article, we had no idea the response it would have.  In fact, the cry for more resources encouraged us to
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What Are You Doing With These Summer Months?

What Are You Doing With These Summer Months?

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist The end of a school year is chaos with awards ceremonies, programs, assessments, and grade cards. There is so much that a teacher must complete in order to “check-out” of school for the summer months. I wonder if teachers actually fully “check-out” of school. If you are reading this during
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More Effective Classroom Management Giveaway

More Effective Classroom Management Giveaway

Effective classroom management is the key to a successful school year.  Managing everything from small groups to centers is not always easy, but with the right tools and routines it can become much more effective.  This week we are excited to feature the Programmable Clip ‘N’ Track Pocket Chart as the Really Good Giveaway!


Getting Ready for the New School Year

Getting Ready for the New School Year

After a few weeks of summer vacation, the minds of Really Good Teachers start drifting to thoughts of back to school.  While in no hurry to rush the summer, the necessary planning and preparations soon find their way back into a teacher’s daily routine.  When we talked our #TeachChat teachers on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, they
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Really Good Giveaway – Classroom Light Filters

Really Good Giveaway – Classroom Light Filters

Many of the Really Good Teachers on our Facebook page swear by light filters in their classrooms.  From reducing headaches and glare to providing an environment that is more conducive to learning, the classroom light filters get high marks.  Since we know that resources can be tight when planning for the new school year, we are
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12 Places to Get Free and Low Cost Books for the Classroom

12 Places to Get Free and Low Cost Books for the Classroom

Providing a literature-rich classroom environment is important to ensuring student success.  Variety, in both genres and reading levels, is essential.  However, as all teachers know, the onus of stocking that classroom library is firmly on the teacher herself.  While families busily gather supplies the week before school starts, the average classroom teacher has been busy
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