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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.


Let Freedom Ring by Melinda Huff

Let Freedom Ring by Melinda Huff

by Melinda Huff, Guest Blogger One of the best feelings in the world is being understood and not being forced to do something that I don’t want to do. Please know that there are things that I know that I HAVE to do, not necessarily want to do. I know that school isn’t a place
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Classroom Management Made Easy by Christina Aronen

Classroom Management Made Easy by Christina Aronen

  by Christina Aronen, Guest Blogger  Teachers can save time for learning experiences and train students to manage many of the everyday classroom tasks for themselves. Here are a few ideas for just how to do that!


Teaching Bootcamp Week 3: Classroom Management Made Easy

Teaching Bootcamp Week 3:  Classroom Management Made Easy

Classroom Management refers to managing the systems and procedures in your class.  It is about having ways to deal with transition times and the way the classroom is run.  For any teacher this is a daunting task, but for new teachers, it can be downright scary.


“Must-Do” Drawers by Samantha Beattie

“Must-Do” Drawers by Samantha Beattie

by Samantha Beattie, Guest Blogger Classroom organization can be a challenge, especially in the primary grades. As a primary teacher, I tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. I have always been challenged with creating organization that works for both the students and myself. This year, I was able to create a system that did
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5 Bite-Size Classroom Management Tips

5 Bite-Size Classroom Management Tips

Need some quick and effective classroom management techniques to keep the school day on track?  Try some of the easy classroom management ideas below to stay focused and keep students learning all day long.


3 Tips to Organize Your Classroom by Fred Ende

3 Tips to Organize Your Classroom by Fred Ende

by Fred Ende, Guest Blogger While classroom management and evaluations are often at the top of the list, organization and materials management can be every bit as stressful. Particularly at the start or end of a school year, nothing can get the anxiety going as quickly as wondering where everything is going to go, and
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How to Make Your Classroom Library More Muchier or What to Put in a Classroom Library by Pam Margolis

How to Make Your Classroom Library More Muchier or  What to Put in a Classroom Library by Pam Margolis

  by Pam Margolis, Guest Blogger Did you ever hear the Alice in Wonderland quote “You used to be much more…”muchier.” You’ve lost your muchness”..? Well sometimes, classroom libraries can lose their muchness. Classroom libraries can often be a hodgepodge of old and new books: some missing covers, others containing spilled coffee stains, crayon markings,
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#TeachChat Archive: Library Organization Tips and Tricks – June 13, 2012

#TeachChat Archive:  Library Organization Tips and Tricks – June 13, 2012

Having trouble organizing your classroom library? Get some great tips and tricks from Really Good Teachers who joined us for #TeachChat on Wednesday, June 13th. Don’t forget, to read the transcript – scroll down and read up!


Top Tips to an Organized and Successful Classroom Library by Becky Elmuccio

Top Tips to an Organized and Successful Classroom Library by Becky Elmuccio

by Becky Elmuccio, Guest Blogger During my years of teaching and private tutoring experience, I have observed that having an organized and full classroom library is a major part of running a successful elementary level classroom. Having plenty of books on each reading level and in each genre, giving clear expectations for how students check
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