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The key to a well-run classroom isn’t magic, even when it looks like it is. Most of it lies in having good relationships with your students, but some of it must be learned. Reading about classroom management techniques, asking other teachers what they do, and even talking with your principal about what they have observed can help. Here’s what to consider in your quest for classroom management excellence—which, by the way, is a never-ending quest!
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.
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.
Those lazy days of summer are over, and it’s time to head back to the classroom. Here is a checklist to help you remember important first month of school details. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your teaching career, these activities can pave the way for a smooth transition into the school year.