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Classes for next year

Today my manager sent around a provisional draft of classes I will be teaching next year. It does not have the class numbers, but only which grades and how many of each grade I’ll teach. 202 more words


Social Butterflies

Chattering. Off task students. Papers flying off desks. Chairs screeching across the floor. Giggling. Pencil tapping. Doodling. Shuffling feet. Groaning. Non-stop pesky whatsapp pinging. Sound familiar? 488 more words


ELL Resource

This resource offers some good materials and information to help ELL learners bridge gaps using positive transfer from Spanish to English.



The Final Hours

How do you and your students live through these last few days of this school year? What stupid mistakes have we teachers made and will never do again? 45 more words

New Teachers

Manage behavior with Performance Review

One of the most arduous challenges in classroom management is getting students to be respectful and responsible. Sure, you can get them seated and quiet, but what about staying focused, being industrious and following classroom and school policy? 679 more words

Best Practices And How-Tos

Class Mascot: Greta-the-Dog

One of the strategies I used this year was an interactive notebook. This was an interactive notebook of a different breed that ended up not being as effective as I would have liked… yes, I will be changing it for next year! 658 more words


PBMS 1: Recognition Cards

Positive Behavior Management Strategy Number 1: Recognition Cards

I got this idea from a note pad someone gave me. (See attached photo)

It’s a pad of quick rip slips where you acknowledge the awesomeness of your kids. 424 more words