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Random Grouping Cards

I love putting my students in groups! I believe that grouping students is an effective way to help students learn and it encourages student leadership. One of the easiest ways to group students is to use grouping cards. I made… Continue Reading →

Behavior Check Sheet

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Great Day Note to Parents

Parents love to hear that their child is doing well in school. This is a cute little note to quickly let parents (and students) know that they are doing well in school.

IEP at a Glance

If you have ever read an IEP, you know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the modifications you need to make or the services you must provide. I had a hard time with all of this… Continue Reading →

Incomplete Homework Notice #1

I keep a stack (or folder) of incomplete homework notes on my desk.  When a student fails to complete their homework, I have the students complete the form and log it on my check sheet.  The student must get the… Continue Reading →

Individual Behavior Documentation

Keeping track of student behaviors is beneficial for parent conferences and evaluation for special services.  On a daily basis, I use my check sheet.  It’s quick and only takes a second to document a student’s behavior. Sometimes I am required… Continue Reading →

Parent Teacher Conference Form #2

I really enjoy parent teacher conferences. I learn a lot about students and I can usually make a connection with the parent so that we can have an open line of communication.  I’ve always used a parent teacher conference form… Continue Reading →

Parent Teacher Conference Form #1

I really enjoy parent teacher conferences. I learn a lot about students and I can usually make a connection with the parent so that we can have an open line of communication.  I’ve always used a parent teacher conference form… Continue Reading →

Speeding Ticket

I always have students who rush through their work or the writing is so sloppy that I have a hard time reading it. I few weeks ago I saw a post from Teach 123 which mentioned using a speeding ticket… Continue Reading →

Managing Middle School Behaviors with Google Forms

UPDATE:  My principal was a guest writer for NASSP and she talked about my management system!  You can read her blog post here. I have a new principal this year and I’ve noticed that she uses Google Docs quite often… Continue Reading →

My Learning Goal Form

Today’s Learning Goal Form

Parent Volunteer Form

Student Behavior Goal Form

8 Easy Tips to Help You Survive the End of the School Year

Mardi Gras has ended and spring break is around the corner.  The weather is getting warmer and the students are ready for school to be OVER!  (The teachers are ready too!)  Teachers Get Ready for End of the Year Survival… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Improve Rigor for Administrative Walk Throughs

Last year, my principal was trained on a new “walk through” evaluation system that looked for ways to improve rigor in the classroom. As a result of his training, a teacher friend and I were the two lucky teachers who were used… Continue Reading →

Classroom Management Tips that Work

Every teacher has their own classroom management style that works for them.  I know I have mine and it is different from the teacher next door but we do share some classroom management styles that work in both of our… Continue Reading →

What is Your Classroom Management Style?

Classroom Management Style All teachers adopt their own classroom management style. The style usually tells you a lot about their personality and their personal beliefs on how students should be taught. Whether you are a beginning teacher or a seasoned… Continue Reading →

5 Easy Tips to Help You Become a Super Substitute

Five easy tips to help you become a super substitute teacher!  When I cannot be at school, I feel much better knowing I have a good substitute.  I really don’t expect the students to do a lot of work but… Continue Reading →

Classroom Camping Theme Blue Bird Template

I am giving my classroom a complete makeover! I am going to have a classroom camping theme. I love to hike and camp. My students are always asking questions and want to see pictures – this was my motivation. Yesterday, I… Continue Reading →

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