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The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom
The Importance of Kindness in the Classroom

Kindness in the classroom is more than a catch phrase or a the latest fad.  It is, or should be, the ultimate goal of every educator in every school in every country.  Kindness and respect lead to learning, while bullying, whether intentional or not, and criticism lead to anything but a productive learning environment.

Behavior Management 

3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management Webinar Recording
3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management Webinar Recording

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014, Really Good Stuff presented the second of our professional development webinars called “3 Keys to Effective Behavior Management”.  Watch* a recording of it below and find out how you can transform a challenging class into one that works for you and for learning.

Internet Resources 

Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom
Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Digital or ePortfolios are an amazing way to excite students’ curiosity, learning, and reflection.  They offer limitless possibilities for demonstrating growth and mastery across all subject areas and grades.  Whether using them as a platform for students to explain the problem solving process for a complicated math equation or as a way to show the
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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 

Should Teachers Friend Parents on Social Media
Should Teachers Friend Parents on Social Media

One of our Really Good Teachers recently posed the question to our Facebook audience about friending parents and students on social media sites.  “How does everyone feel about friending parents on social media? I have always said no but have already had requests this year. One is a teacher in the district from another school.
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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.