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#TeachChat 

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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Behavior Management 

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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Internet Resources 

10 Free Educational Android Apps
10 Free Educational Android Apps

When looking for free educational apps, Android users are often left out as lists are overwhelmingly for Apple products.  If you are lucky enough to have an Android tablet device in your classroom, never fear – there are plenty of free and educational apps for you to download.  Below are 10 apps you might want
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New School Year Preparation 

21 Read-Aloud Books for the Beginning of the School Year
21 Read-Aloud Books for the Beginning of the School Year

Finding the right read-alouds at the beginning of the school year can help alleviate student anxiety.  For lower elementary grades this is particularly important.  Stock your read-aloud basket with some of the great titles below to get you started.

Organization & Daily Planning 

5 Tips for Creating Digital Portfolios for Students
5 Tips for Creating Digital Portfolios for Students

Creating a digital portfolio is a great alternative to keeping stacks and files of papers for your students all year long.  Not only does the digital portfolio save space, it also makes it easy to organize and customize each students’ work.  You do not need to have a lot of technical experience or digital equipment
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Parents & Volunteers 

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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Really Good Stuff 

Really Good Stuff Recognized for Wellness Program
Really Good Stuff Recognized for Wellness Program

Really Good Stuff, Inc. was awarded Platinum for their Wellness Programs on February 28th, 2014 at the Annual Breakfast of The Business Council of Fairfield County at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.

Really Good U 

2011 Really Good U:  Resources for the Common Core Standards
2011 Really Good U: Resources for the Common Core Standards

With the Common Core Standards (CCS) comes a need for lessons that meet new standards and requirements for each grade.  Getting a handle on which grades need what material can be tricky for even the most savvy educators.  Thankfully, there are new products, materials, and resources that can help educators tackle the standards successfully.

Teaching Bootcamp 

Back-to-School Bulletin Boards for 2012-2013
Back-to-School Bulletin Boards for 2012-2013

It’s that time again!  School is about to start and getting your bulletin boards in order is a top priority.  No matter what your classroom theme is, the three ideas below are sure to transform your empty boards into a welcoming display for students and families.

Test Taking 

Easing Test-Taking Anxiety in the Elementary Grades
Easing Test-Taking Anxiety in the Elementary Grades

  For the youngest test-takers, anxiety about the unknown can be overwhelming. In fact, test anxiety can start as early as Kindergarten! Thankfully, some Really Good Teachers are filled with ideas to ease the minds of the youngest students.