Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically on your computer. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students! What a good way to stay on schedule!!!

Music cues for the classroom---need to check this out for iPhone or iPad. Cool idea for getting students' attention without using words!

music box. Put on Smartboard when students arrive or during a calm down time - they are silent as they watch and listen.

Use Powerpoint to time and signal your centers rotations.

Great stations to put on during class

**THIS WAS MY CLASSES FAVORITE VIDEO THIS YEAR!! They asked to watch it multiple times...) This group is amazing. I love using these videos as video prompts in music class. The students watch the video and then respond with how they felt, what they liked about it, etc. Then several students share with the class. It is compelling to see what students think about "classical" music (in many cases) that has been "modernized". O Fortuna - ThePianoGuys

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I need to send more positive notes home and this FREE download makes it easy!

Reward Labels - print on return address labels and stick them on cards of your choice. Freebie in word:) I'm going to put these in my prize no instead of the junky toys!

great classroom playlist for beginning the day, transition time...

PLICKERS - Do you have at least one device (iPad, iPod) in your classroom, even if it's your own? Then you have a way to get automatic feedback from each of your students in a fun way that keeps all of your students accountable (no more straining your eyes to see every single individual whiteboard!).

Learning from lyrics---I love this! I use music all the time in my room! This is a great resource for music that can be used in the classroom. This contains a database of over 3,000 songs for use in the classroom, and so much more.

Tough Time With Transitions? There's a GoNoodle For That! Read all about this free site for teachers here!

I created these for my intermediate students and they really bought into it. I started off writing them myself, but as time passed we took the time to learn how to write sincere, detailed praise and thanks and it took off from there. Looks great on coloured paper and taped to the entrance of the classroom door. At the end of the year, pile up each student's 'shout-outs' and present them. I have pinned a couple other templates - for variety on the wall.

Classroom Management Checklist... Must print out to help with my new classroom!


My favorite tech tools for my elementary classroom!

O.M.G... I love this musical and would love to somehow incorporate it into my classroom! Such a fun way to teach about fairy tales! I love this blog!

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FUN Hallway Behavior Management Idea, choose a Mystery Walker prior to leaving the room. If this student follows hallway procedures the whole time they get a prize. Love this because no one knows who is being watched!