Classroom Tips

Digital Classroom Math Interventions

Interventions in a Digital Classroom Resources There are loads of interventions that require printing, organizing, laminating, etc. If you are running a digital classroom, then how do you implement interventions and keep to a paperless environment. In this series I will discuss some of the things I like to incorporate into my 3rd/4th grade blended…

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How to Organize Your Task Cards

Organizing Task Cards Task cards are a great resource for practicing different skills, topics, and subjects. If you are like me, you have started to collect a number of them and need a way to store them so they are easy to access and continue to use repeatedly. After all, you spent the money on…

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Flexible Seating in Your Classroom

Flexible Seating in Classrooms Are you choosing flexible seating each day? Where do you choose to work when you have the option? I find myself moving around the house with my laptop. Sometimes it’s the kitchen table. Other times I am on the couch with my laptop in my lap. If I’m just reading I…

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Classroom Management with Brag Tags

Brag Tags for Classroom Management What’s your number one choice for classroom management? Brag Tags? Clip Chart? Tokens? Group Points? Classroom management is essential to a healthy well organized classroom. Rewarding your students for their positive behavior and working hard toward their goals has more impact than focusing on negative behaviors. Classroom Management Systems There…

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Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers: 10 Steps to Help You

10 Steps to Start Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers Are you interested in selling on Teachers Pay Teachers? How do you make money for your “fun money”? Do you want to start a side hustle? You already spend hours making things for your classroom and pouring your heart and soul into lessons. It’s amazing how…

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Classroom Math Intervention Strategies

Math Intervention Strategies If you are like most teachers, you have a room full of eager learners who struggle at different math concepts. How do you implement math intervention strategies that fulfill the needs of each of those students and still keep your sanity? Creating a differentiated learning plan for each of your kids can…

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Google Earth Tours in the Classroom

Using Google Earth Tours Creating lessons that integrate technology and provide information your students can relate to can sometimes be difficult. Google Earth Tours is a great way to show students how the great big world actually relates to them. It shows them how they are part of the whole. Their community is a part…

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Do You Use Moby Max and NWEA MAPs Reports

Using Moby Max with NWEA MAPs Reports Our district has been using NWEA Testing for years. This year we have started using Moby Max to increase our math scores and we are working to integrate our MAPs information to increase our student growth. Moby Max allows a teacher to select the lessons and topics that…

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My Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education has been the same since the time I decided to become a teacher, I have had an idea of what type of teacher I would be and how my room would be organized to provide the best possible learning environment for my students. The room may change, but…

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Interactive Math Centers and Lessons

Interactive Math Our school focus this year is to increase our students’ math abilities. We focused on reading a few years ago, carved out reading blocks, and saw a huge increase in their abilities and levels. In the process, our math has suffered a little. While teaching middle school math last year, I started to…

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One Day Sale TpT Gift Card Giveaway

TpT Gift Card Teachers pay Teachers is having a one day bonus sale to celebrate back to school. August 22nd there will stores with up to 20% off. Enter a sale code at check out for an additional 10% off. That’s some serious savings. Yahoo! Would you like to have some extra cash to spend?…

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Saving Passwords for Websites and Apps

Saving Passwords Saving Passwords for websites and apps that you use in the classroom can become a management nightmare. The more sites that you have your students access that need individual usernames and passwords, the more information you need to keep track of. If you don’t you will be fiddling with the recovery process each…

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DIY Dairy Crate Stools

Crate Stools Dairy crate stools (or even non-dairy) are all the rage right now! You can purchase them from any of the major vendors like Target & Walmart. And they come in loads of colors!! It’s almost distracting and overwhelming with all the choices. Makes me want to have a rainbow room! Almost. I was going…

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Classroom Makeover: Classroom Reveal 2016-17

Classroom Reveal 2016 I’ve been working in my room so I could write about this classroom reveal most of the summer! This room was previously used as a teacher workroom, the speech pathologists room, and an extra room for the paras to pull a few kids and work with them in small groups. The past…

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Ugly Filing Cabinet Makeover

Filing Cabinet Makeover It’s time for a filing cabinet makeover! We all have one. That nasty beat up filing cabinet that has been in the building since the beginning of time. I usually try to hide mine in a corner or somewhere unobtrusive because it’s a massive eye sore and just takes up space. This…

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Classroom Makeover: Bulletins Ready

Classroom Bulletins All of the foundations are set. I spent a couple of days in my room gluing new cork over a chalk board, painting a bookshelf, starting a filing cabinet makeover, and hanging new paper and borders on bulletins. You can see the “before” photos in this post: Classroom Makeover: part 1 It seems…

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New Classroom Makeover

New Classroom Design I’m moving to a new classroom. For the past 5 years I have taught junior high and high school art. This year I am heading back to the elementary school. I will be teaching the 3rd/4th combination classroom. The classroom that will be my new teaching space was formerly the teacher workroom…

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