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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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15 Teacher-Tested Tips for Lesson Planning

15 Teacher-Tested Tips for Lesson Planning

Lesson planning – two of the most stress-inducing words a teacher can hear during the week.  We know that not everyone loves planning out lessons or spending their weekend with their lesson plan books or programs, so we asked some of our Really Good Stuff Facebook teachers to share some of their best tips with
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X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

Idea by Stacey, a Kindergarten Teacher, from Portage, IN. To keep original activity pages separate from copies, I use a yellow highlighter to place an X on the original versions.  The yellow does not show up on the copy machine and I always know if a paper is an extra or the original.


3 Journal Management Techniques for Teachers

3 Journal Management Techniques for Teachers

Without a doubt, journal writing is a really good way to encourage students to express themselves daily.  Kindergarteners through high school seniors can benefit from daily journaling, but for teachers, managing two or three dozen journals can be overwhelming.  The journal management techniques below are classroom tested and are sure to make journal grading/reading a
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Note to Self

Note to Self

Take the guesswork out of planning with this idea by Morgan, a 2nd Grade Teacher, in Kennewick, WA. Each year, as I pack up my classroom, I write a note to myself listing all those little things that I want to get done come August.


Picture This: An Easily-Organized Classroom

Stay organized with this idea by Martha in Nashville TN. I like using photos to help organize and systematize my classroom supplies.  My kids have cabinets within their reach where we keep classroom supplies such as extra pencils, erasers, tissues, indoor recess games, etc.


3 Quick Tips for Organizing Teaching Materials

3 Quick Tips for Organizing Teaching Materials

Teachers seem to collect more “stuff” than people in any other profession. How many times have you been on vacation or in a store and have seen something that would work perfectly for a lesson you are planning? If you are like most of us, the chances that you are a materials hoarder is probably
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Getting Organized from the Get Go!

Getting Organized from the Get Go!

Organizing from the start is the key to a great year with this idea by Norma, a Kindergarten Teacher in El Paso, TX. Here’s a low-tech but highly effective organizational system I have used in my many years of teaching. This idea is so fabulous; I wish I had it in place from my very
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Taking Control of Your Desktop Organization

Taking Control of Your Desktop Organization

If you are like most teachers, piles of papers and stacks of notebooks waiting to be graded are prominent features on your desk’s surface. No matter how many times you clear the space off, or what your intentions are at the beginning of the year to keep the desk clean, it just does not seem
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Using Google Docs in the Classroom

Using Google Docs in the Classroom

Teachers are always scouting for inexpensive and free tools that will help them in the classroom, especially with massive budget cuts in place. Thankfully, one such teacher tool is right under your nose and you may not even know about it. If you have not checked out Google Docs recently, or ever, it is time
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