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5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

Aug 7th 2019

Pocket charts are a teacher’s best friend. Not only are they durable and easily storable, but they can attach to walls, bulletin boards, or stands, making them one of the most versatile and valu … read more
​Tips for Choosing a Classroom Theme

​Tips for Choosing a Classroom Theme

By Casey S. on Jul 22nd 2019

Whether you are a new teacher decorating your classroom for the first time or you're a seasoned veteran looking to spice up your space, choosing a classroom theme can be a tough decision. Here are my … read more
Seating Chart Tips

Seating Chart Tips

Apr 11th 2019

Consider your purpose for creating a seating chart: Is it to control talking?Is it to increase focus of students?Is it to encourage group work and dialogue?Is it to create pathways for you to monitor … read more
First-Year Teacher Tips

First-Year Teacher Tips

Apr 11th 2019

The school year may be over for students, but for first-year teachers the work is just getting started. If your first year in front of the class is ahead, here are some tips to make sure you start the … read more
Ideas for Reading Buddies

Ideas for Reading Buddies

Apr 9th 2019

Partner with another class so everyone has a buddy.Plan on about 20-30 minutes (once a week if possible) to meet as Reading Buddies.Choose authors and illustrators to highlight for the buddy. For ex … read more
A Few Spring Organization Tips

A Few Spring Organization Tips

By Molly S. on Apr 4th 2019

Spring has arrived! And with its highly-anticipated arrival comes the season of spring cleaning. By this time of year, many classrooms have filled up with random piles of “I’ll put that away later.” B … read more
6 Tips for Classroom Management

6 Tips for Classroom Management

Feb 18th 2019

Keeping an organized classroom is integral to your students’ academic success. Teachers face a lot of obstacles when it comes to classroom management. However, everything from bad behavior and distrac … read more
Spring Home School Organization

Spring Home School Organization

By Rebecca R. on Feb 6th 2019

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, the summer sun is on everyone’s mind. This is the time of year to begin the process of purging the home school classroom from the year’s completed wor … read more