teacher tips

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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Keep Your Morning Meeting Motivating

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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5 Things to do During the Last Weeks of Second Grade

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through one of the links, I may receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. This helps me continue to provide teaching ideas and resources! It’s May!! The beginning of the end of a school year

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My Journey to a Full-Time Teaching Position

I joined the TPT community almost two years ago.  At that time, I had been substitute teaching for over a year in hopes that I would soon find my “forever classroom”. The next year passed–three more long term positions–but no luck.  Yet, the sting of rejection didn’t seem to hurt

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