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Behavior Management: Using a Behavior Expectations Scale in the Classroom

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

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5 Easy Ways to Make Worksheets Engaging: Cut Them Up!

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!

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5 Classroom Necessities (You May Not Know You Need)

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)

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Cut the Clutter: Classroom Organization for Student Supplies, Weekly Resources, Graded Work

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!