Category: Management

Tips, ideas and resources for classroom management

  • Must-Have Teaching Supplies for back to school

    Must-Have Teaching Supplies for back to school

    Get ready for back-to-school with these must-have teaching supplies! Amazon is a great source for school supplies and these are my favorite tools for centers, reading, writing, and organization. #classroomorganization #backtoschool #schoolsupplies

  • How to Quiet a Talkative Class: 14 Attention-Grabbing Tips

    How to Quiet a Talkative Class: 14 Attention-Grabbing Tips

    In the middle of a lesson on Chaucer, my high school English teacher suddenly started mooing. You read that right- MOOOOOOOOOOO! We all stopped our side conversations, doodling, note-passing, and looked up at Mr. Block. He then continued his lesson as if he hadn’t just done the weirdest thing. But now, he had our attention.…

  • Anchor Charts: Why They Work and How to Use Them

    Anchor Charts: Why They Work and How to Use Them

    Do you love anchor charts as much as I do? Anchor charts may look pretty, but there are so many benefits to anchor charts besides just adding to your class decor! First of all, what IS an anchor chart? An anchor chart is a poster created to record and display important points about your lesson.…

  • Goal-Trackers: A System for Helping Students Set Goals

    Goal-Trackers: A System for Helping Students Set Goals

    Give your students more ownership this year! Helping them set their own goals can be a powerful tool for improving academics, behavior, and effort. How can you Help Students Set Goals? Teaching students to set goals is a skill they will benefit from throughout their entire lives. Discuss the importance of setting goals and model…

  • Student Goal-Setting

    Student Goal-Setting

    As teachers, we have benchmark goals for almost everything. “Students should be reading on ___ level by the end of ___ grade,” “Students should be reading ___ words per minute,” “…. know __ letters/ sounds by __” “…. know addition and subtraction facts to 10, 20….” These goals may be helpful to us as teachers,…

  • 5-Minute Sight Word Game

    5-Minute Sight Word Game

    You finished a lesson early, now what?! I know, that very rarely happens. But, indulge me for a minute. So, you have an extra 5 minutes before you have to get ready for lunch/ music/ PE… Hmmm, what can you do? There’s not enough time to read a book or have kids write in a journal.…

  • 9 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Learners

    9 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Learners

    Johnny looooved math. He’d come every day to our math lesson with enthusiasm, ready to take on any numerical challenges I had for him. Then it would be reading time. Johnny’s face and demeanor immediately changed. He pretended to look for his reader’s notebook in his desk, then went to the bathroom for 10 minutes, followed…

  • End of Year Class Management: Engaged till the Last Day!

    End of Year Class Management: Engaged till the Last Day!

    Are your kids extra fidgety, tattly, or just not putting any effort into their work anymore? The energy of summer approaching can make end of year class management challenging at times. Some can’t wait for it, and some don’t want it to come. Well, I want to share what I do every year that can…