Tips to help students follow directions so you don't have to repeat yourself a million times!

How to get students to follow directions the first time -

Each year you teach, students add their fingerprints in a new color! How colorful and beautiful will this be when you've been teaching for a long time!

Each year you teach, students add their fingerprints in a new color! How colorful and beautiful will this be when you've been teaching for a long time!

All Hands In display in a 5th grade classroom.  Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room.  This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.

All Hands In display in a 5th grade classroom. Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room. This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.

Place Value. I periodically go into home depot and lowes and steal paint swatches. I know, I'm such a rebel. The workers are always cool with it once I explain. You can also ask for last years left over samples.

Place Value. I periodically go into home depot and lowes and steal paint swatches. I know, I'm such a rebel. The workers are always cool with it once I explain. You can also ask for last years left over samples.

I like this organization for a behavior chart. It has a nice code at the bottom, too for specific behaviors so I don't have to write it out. smart!

I like this organization for a behavior chart. It has a nice code at the bottom, too for specific behaviors so I don't have to write it out. smart!

Well, once you invest an insane amount of time and a good chunk of your own money, the salary becomes livable. But damn if everything isn't always your fault.

Well, once you invest an insane amount of time and a good chunk of your own money, the salary becomes livable. But damn if everything isn't always your fault.

Using Class Dojo with a classroom economy system

Using Class Dojo with a Classroom Economy System

Class Dojo can be used as a rewards based system in a classroom economy. Students use their points in exchange for rewards like a fun pencil or lunch with the teacher.

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