GREAT idea for students who struggle to remember classroom routines!

Visual schedule for morning routine .What a great idea for students who struggle remembering routines, new students, ESL students, and kids who just like using lists.

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - amazing ideas on how to get your students' attention without yelling.

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - amazing ideas on how to get your students' attention without yelling.Yelling breaks the spirit of the students!

What if? To start the year to introduce how to be self managers when the teacher is working with small groups.

Interrupting students: Kathy Griffin's Teaching Strategies: The What If Anchor Chart This is something you can add and subtract from to keep it fresh for current classroom behavior.

Bookmark for interactive notebooks...how perfect is this?

Every notebook needs one of these…all it takes is duct tape and ribbon! No more searching for the last entry.Every notebook needs one of these…all it takes is duct tape and ribbon! No more searching for the last entry.

Planning for a sub was one of these "hard way, easy way" lessons that I eventually learned. But, I really wished someone would have given me directions to the easy way much earlier in my career! I shared a few tips to make sub planning quicker and easier. paid

Sub Plans Resource Binder

Planning for a sub was one of these "hard way, easy way" lessons that I eventually learned. But, I really wished someone would have given me directions to the easy way much earlier in my career! I shared a few tips to make sub planning quicker.

Quiet work light. When the light is on, students are to work quietly.

This tool is the quiet work light. You simply turn the light on, and once it is on the students know they are supposed to work quietly.

Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this... Question Board! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;) )

The Question Board Classroom Management FREEBIE!

Classroom management::Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom: Use popsicle sticks with symmetrical colored shapes to match partners/small groups.

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom: Use popsicle sticks with symmetrical colored shapes to match partners/small groups. and have the kids create the symmetrical designs!

Are you the lucky duck? {Love this classroom management FREEBIE from Tara West!}

Pull "Lucky Duck" stick with students' name. the lucky duck's task is to stay on task and behave well throughout the day. At the end of the day, say who was the lucky duck and say if they are successful.

Does it drive you crazy to see your students shuffling through the notebooks trying to find their next empty page?  Do they constantly leave empty pages between entries?  Do YOU hate having to spend time finding the page you are looking to assess?  Then, the cutting corners method is for you!  When you assess notebooks, cut the upper right corner.  Just place your thumb on the upper right hand corner and flip…you're on a fresh page!  Ta-da!

Cutting Corners with Interactive Notebooks

Teaching With a Mountain View: Cutting Corners with Interactive Notebooks- cut corner of page when done grading, they just flip to the new page- genius!

Dismissal routine anchor chart

Student Spaces The Desk Fairy Will Love

Classroom Management: Dismissal routine anchor chart plus lots of great tips for teaching students to stay organized in this post.

Great for a lesson on Self Control

Sesame Street: Me Want It (But Me Wait) (Icona Pop. - Sesame Street: Me Want It (But Me Wait) (Icona Pop Parody) Cookie Monster spoofs Icona Pop’s hit song “I Love It” in this hilarious new video! Sesame Street launches its season on September

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups in the Classroom: Use popsicle sticks with character friends from books or movies to match partners/small groups.

Fun Ways to Create Random Groups Matching Characters. For Kindergarten, pair stickers ie: Sully and Mike, Aladdin and Jasmine

The learning Journey--love this chart.

Proficiency Scales- Help students understand their learning journey using this proficiency scale anchor chart!

A rice box to help students calm down and relax. It’s a wooden box filled with rice. We mixed a teaspoon of Lavender essential oil into it, dropped a few shiny marbles, stones and seaglass inside, added a bamboo stick to stir the rice and look for all the hidden loveliness.

A rice box to help kids calm down and relax. It’s a wooden box filled with rice. We mixed a teaspoon of Lavender essential oil into it, dropped a few shiny marbles, stones and seaglass inside, added a bamboo stick to stir the rice.

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