If classroom management is top of mind for you as we begin another school year, you’re not alone.
Keep classroom communication organized with these take home folder ideas from teachers.
Bell ringers are one of those teaching strategies that can truly change the tone of your class from the second students walk in the door. They create routine, set clear expectations, and get students plugged in and focused during the first minutes of your lesson. Here are ten easy-to-implement bell ringers for middle school ELA that require little prep and work with any text:
Lining up shouldn’t be a stressful, painful, or lengthy process. Yet, we know it can be a struggle, so we did some digging to find some great lining-up strategies, tested and approved by teachers. Here are some of the best ideas for getting your students to line up quickly and quietly.
Nonverbal communication can sometimes be your most effective classroom management tool. Establishing a system of hand signals in the classroom is a great way for students to communicate their needs while you’re teaching a lesson or during work time without disrupting the flow of learning. They’re also the simplest way for teachers to get a message across quickly and quietly.
Headed to your first IEP meeting and not sure what to expect? Or maybe this is your first time teaching a student who has an IEP, and you’re not sure what to do. No worries, we’ve got you.
Clipboards are a classroom staple, and for good reason. Teachers find them handy for so many different activities! Plus, sturdy clipboards will last for years, so they’re a worthwhile investment. Here are our favorite tips and tricks that will make the clipboard your favorite school supply.
OK, spill: Have you started thinking about how you want to set up your classroom next year? It’s totally OK if you’re still in “summer” mode, however, around this time we always get excited about determining where and how students will sit. Do you want groups of four or five? Should the talkers be separated from the quieter ones? Here are seven seating chart ideas to keep in mind as you begin to sketch out your seating plan.
With the right direction and support, even young students can choose where they sit.
Make great memories right from the start!
Building friendships and community from day one.
Believe it or not, not every teacher is part of the conga line of celebration in anticipation of summer break. In fact, some teachers find themselves bored, unsettled or even experiencing depression with all that unstructured free time.