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Organized Classroom · 4W ago

Want to Learn How to Fit It All In?

This time of year is always filled with so much activity that it’s hard to catch your breath at times.  But even though this time of year is particularly busy, is there really ever a time th...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Simple K-6 Mother’s Day Classroom Craft Idea

Mother’s Day crafts can get pricey and be time-consuming for many teachers. Not to mention the glue, glitter, and chaos that sometimes accompanies it! I prefer to try something different whe...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Secrets of Stellar Student Listening

True story:   I was tired of repeating directions and instructions over and over and over again in the classroom.  I was also frustrated with the noise level – and how when I really need to ...
Organized Classroom · 2M ago

Free Poetry Pack for YOU!

Poetry can be super tough for students – or it can be really fun!  I whipped up a super fun version of an activity you can do with them and have even included some fun templates for them to ...
Organized Classroom · 2M ago

7 Myths About Differentiated Instruction

The classroom is on fire!   Literally!   And your only way to put out the flame is to use differentiated instruction strategies.  Could you do it? I bet many teachers would say no.  Or they ...
Organized Classroom · 2M ago

Classroom Management: Why & How

My ongoing nightmare beginning nightly the week leading up to the start of school:  I walk in the classroom door ready to start out a successful year and I see students who are throwing pape...
Organized Classroom · 2M ago

Proactive Teachers vs Reactive Teachers

Is this you most days? Do any of these happen to you on a regular basis? you receive a memo about 15 minutes before you start your day letting you know about the change in schedule for today...
Organized Classroom · 3M ago

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now

When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method.  Those are both very important classroom routines, but there ar...
Organized Classroom · 3M ago

Accountable Classroom Centers

As I walked into the classroom, it felt like an alternative universe.  I noticed students in various places in the classroom working quietly.  Some were on their own, some in small groups.  ...
Organized Classroom · 3M ago

The Truth About Paper Piles

Do you know a teacher who is a “piler” in the classroom? I did. It was my cooperating teacher when I was student teaching many eons ago.  For the record, she was an amazing teacher (now reti...