Behavior Management is a phrase we know and loathe love, but with so many different programs, resources and options out there, how do we hone in on what really works in our classroom? It's tough to do, and it could mean changing it up year after year! But having a system in place for managing… Continue reading Behavior Management: Using a Behavior Expectations Scale in the Classroom
Think back to a time when your students were working on a worksheet and you could just feel their boredom permeating the room. There's no shame in this, we've all been there at least once. When I say 'worksheet' I mean good ol' pencil and paper, students independently scribing at their desk (or wobbly chair… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make Worksheets Engaging: Cut Them Up!
Meaningful daily practices don't have to take a ton of time! I want to share 3 routines with you that take about 5 minutes and have a serious impact on my classroom and my kiddos! (Disclaimer: Teaching these routines and "getting into the groove" of them will take more than 5 minutes, but once you… Continue reading 5 Minute Routines (That Make a Difference)
Summer is the perfect time to try these easy classroom craft ideas for teachers! To some of us, tackling a do-it-yourself project takes a special type of growth mindset. But trust me on this, these DIY craft ideas are fit for a novice... and someone who doesn't like to break the bank. In this post,… Continue reading Easy Classroom Craft Ideas for Teachers
If you follow me on Instagram (@create_inspire_teach), you know that I'm trying to adhere to a Summer of Less, meaning less meaningless (see what I did there?) stuff that winds up crowding my closet for years only to be given away or thrown out later (read: Too much Target Dollar Spot raiding). I think I've… Continue reading 5 Classroom Necessities (You May Not Know You Need)
I am a self proclaimed "Lover of literacy and all things organization" and I'm here to share 5 ways I cut the classroom clutter and organize student supplies, resources for the entire week, and that pesky pile of graded work!
In my opinion, the library is the most important part of any classroom. It's safe to say that I am obsessed with having an organized library tailored to my students' wants and needs. Two years agoI decided to "ditch the bins" and seek a different form of classroom library organization. After seeing how much my… Continue reading Classroom Library Organization: Ditch the Bins