teacher tips

How to Have the Best Teaching Interview

Whether you are a recent college grad or looking for a new position, interviewing is nerve-wracking! Here are some tips on how to have the best teaching interview. I have interviewed a lot. Like, can’t count on all my fingers and toes a lot. And to be honest, I’m not

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How to Decrease Chaos at the End of the School Day

The end of the day during dismissal was one of my least favorite times of the school day ever.  I don’t know about your school but our dismissal time is 20ish minutes. Those 20 minutes feel more like 3 hours sometimes (especially on a Friday).   Problem is, I’m totally worn out from the

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How to Destroy Your Classroom Community in 4 Easy Steps

Obviously, destroying your classroom community is not on any teacher’s list of to-dos. But, there are some big mistakes that can have a negative impact on your classroom, your relationship with students and their relationship with one another. One of the biggest mindset shifts we need to overcome is not

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Freshen Up Your Morning Meeting Routine

Do you want to implement a morning meeting into your schedule? Are you already using morning meetings but looking for ways to polish the structure and get more benefits out of that time? Morning meetings are like breakfast–the most important part of the day. But, you need to get a

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Tips for Teaching in a Hybrid Model

So, you are going back to school full time but the students will only be there part time. How will I manage in person AND online learning simultaneously? This might feel like you are being expected to do two jobs at once (let’s face it, you are). Even though it

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The BEST Name Tag Hack Perfect for Flexible Seating

Deciding on name tags is such a big deal! Before stepping into the classroom, I would have never guessed that something as simple as attaching name tags to desks could be so complicated! My first year of teaching, I got these HUGE name tags from some fancy teaching store. They

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