Classroom Management

A Whole Class Reward System That Works Like a Charm

A Whole Class Reward System That Works Like a Charm

Individual student recognition is great, but there will always be students who have a hard time earning even a small amount of positive reinforcement. A whole class reward system can be the answer to turning your classroom management around when you're in need of a...

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How to Increase Accountability with Student Led Conferences

How to Increase Accountability with Student Led Conferences

Each year, students sit on the sidelines as their parents talk to their teacher about their academic progress, behavior, and work habits. This happens across all grade levels. The teacher may ask a question or two to the student during the conference, but they mostly...

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10 Classroom Management Tips

10 Classroom Management Tips

Some years you get an easy class - one that allows you to actually do your job effectively and reminds you of why you went into teaching. Other years, you may have a class that makes you wonder if you'll make it through the whole year without losing your mind. I've...

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Daily Classroom Schedule Signs

Daily Classroom Schedule Signs

Classroom schedule signs can easily replace schedule cards that you juggle around each day. Simply create a sign for each different schedule and change them as needed. This works well with upper elementary and middle school classrooms! Schedule signs are also great to...

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ClassDojo in the Upper Elementary Grades

ClassDojo in the Upper Elementary Grades

Older kids like recognition, too! ClassDojo is an easy and fun way to track the positive and negative behaviors of your students. You can even invite their parents to view their child's progress. Learn all about how I used ClassDojo in my 4th grade classroom and how...

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My 4th Grade Year So Far

My 4th Grade Year So Far

It's been quite a year so far! See what I've been up to while teaching 4th grade this year. Today I'm sharing some pictures from this year. I'm teaching 4th grade again and have 26 students - 20 boys and only 6 girls! Back to School At Back to School Night (in August...

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VistaPrint Reward Punch Cards

VistaPrint Reward Punch Cards

I absolutely love being a loyal customer of businesses and being a part of their perks programs. Usually, this involves some sort of punch card, and after several purchases, you get something free or a discount. I decided to try out this same idea with students, and...

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