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Behavior Management

Eliminate Math Anxiety

Eliminate Math Anxiety

by Jennifer and Jessica from Astute Hoot Panic, paranoia, shutting down, frustration, and lack of confidence are all symptoms of math anxiety. Math anxiety has been defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordinary life and academic
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Managing Chatty Classrooms

Managing Chatty Classrooms

  Great discussions are important for learning, but excess and off-topic chatter can be distracting for little learners.  Veteran teachers will tell you that sometimes controlling that extra chatter can be challenging. That’s why we brought the topic of talkers to the Really Good Teachers of #TeachChat.  Find out what advice they gave and how
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Transition Time Ideas

Transition Time Ideas

Ah, transition times.  When you have a firm grasp on managing them, they are no problem at all. Your students know the routine, you’re confident in your ability to guide them, and everything flows smoothly.  However, when getting a handle on them is proving to be more challenging than not, transition times can be some
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3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters

3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters

  No matter where you live, those days when the words “indoor recess” are spoken over the loudspeaker there’s an instant feeling of dread.  Have no fear!  We have three really good indoor recess activities that will help you stay sane while helping your students burn off some of that extra energy.


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.


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.


Enthusiasm – Why You Need It (Or Need to Fake It)

Enthusiasm – Why You Need It (Or Need to Fake It)

Imagine walking into your classroom after a night spent tossing and turning.  The weight of testing and papers to be graded is heavy on your shoulders as you push open the heavy door.  A notice about cancelled specials has been slid under your door and it slides across the room as you breathe out a
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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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40 Bullying Prevention and Awareness Resources for Educators and Parents

40 Bullying Prevention and Awareness Resources for Educators and Parents

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Check out the resources in the graphic or below for ways to talk with your students about bullying and its effects.  It’s Time to Take a Stand.


Whole Brain Teaching: Keeping Boys Engaged in Learning

Whole Brain Teaching: Keeping Boys Engaged in Learning

When the class roster is stacked with more boys than girls, there is a definite need to adjust teaching styles and approaches.  The idea that boys are more physical, more active, and more prone to struggle with quiet classroom activities is firmly backed up with scientific studies on the differences between the male and female
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