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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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Behavior Management: A Positive Classroom Environment

Behavior Management: A Positive Classroom Environment

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist   Behavior Management is an important component to a successful school year. Classroom management is the key to a positive classroom environment. A well-designed classroom management plan can lead to a happier learning community.


#TeachChat Archive: Behavior Management 101 – August 7, 2013

#TeachChat Archive: Behavior Management 101 – August 7, 2013

Behavior Management may get easier the longer you have been teaching, but it is an area that can always be adjusted from year to year. As any teacher knows, the class you had last year may be vastly different from the class you have this year. During the Wednesday, August 7th #TeachChat, Really Good Teachers
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5-Minute Class Pet and Lesson Ideas

5-Minute Class Pet and Lesson Ideas

The topic of classroom pets has come up a lot recently in teacher discussions.  The start of the new school year is when many have to make the tough choice – to have a class pet or not to have a class pet.  For some teachers, the case is closed because of school or district
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5 Ideas for Celebrating the Student of the Week

5 Ideas for Celebrating the Student of the Week

If you celebrate a “Student of the Week” each week, it is a great way to make each child in your class feel extra-special.  Starting off the celebrations early can set the tone for the rest of the school year.  It not only makes children feel incredibly special, it gives them something to look forward
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12 Community Service Projects for Kids

12 Community Service Projects for Kids

Community service projects are a great way to encourage students to think about the world around them.  Finding a project that children and their parents can get behind and support over the course of a few months or the entire school year is the key.  If you are considering adding a service project to next
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How to Identify Anxious Children in Your Classroom

How to Identify Anxious Children in Your Classroom

by Ryan Rivera Childhood anxiety is becoming more and more of a problem. It was once believed that children with anxiety would simply grow out of it, but as many as 50% of children with some evidence of an anxiety disorder grow up to be anxious adults. In addition, children that suffer from anxiety may
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When Music Is a Transition Tool

When Music Is a Transition Tool

Shannon, a Kindergarten Teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, loves to get her students movin’ and groovin’.  Read below to find out how she incorporates music into her daily classroom routine. When my students get antsy throughout the day, we perform music and movements that never fail to boost their attention levels and make transitions to
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