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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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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 

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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New School Year Preparation 

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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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.