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Organized Classroom · 3d ago

Spin a Surprise {Classroom Management}

Learning about classroom management techniques in teacher education classes sound easy enough: make sure you have established rules, you are making eye contact with your students, and callin...
Organized Classroom · 4d ago

Color the World for Earth Day and 29 Other Awesome Ideas!

It is standardized testing week.  We also have benchmarking assessments due.  Students are off-the-wall because the first hints of warmer Spring weather have arrived.  And I just remembered ...
Organized Classroom · 5d ago

10 Tokens of Teacher Appreciation That Aren’t Mugs

Teacher Appreciation Week brings with it bittersweet feelings for teachers:  excitement for the special surprises from students, parents, administrators, and/or fellow staff members, but als...
Organized Classroom · 3W ago

What Are the Best Teacher Shoes?

What are the best teacher shoes?  Although it seems like an unusual topic for a blog post, I noticed that when a fan at the Facebook Fan Page posed the question to other fans, the response w...
Organized Classroom · 3W ago

Cooperative Learning Group Work Roles Made Easier

Hey teaching friends!   I don’t know about you, but when I first started to learn about cooperative learning and group projects, I was pumped at the possibilities and learning that could hap...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Free Spring Color by Synonyms Printable Worksheets to Build Vocabulary

Teaching synonyms is a fun way for building vocabulary and allowing for more concise writing skills.  You can use worksheets, anchor charts, manipulatives, bingo, or read alouds to introduce...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

40 Ways to Store Teacher Supplies

Knowing multiple ways to store teacher supplies will assist you when you are forced to move to a different classroom.  Some rooms are small, have closets, no closet, some wall space, zero wa...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Attendance Tracker Motivation

Motivating students to come to school using an attendance tracker could be the solution you need.  Attendance trackers for students are easy, visual, and use the power of peer-to-peer encour...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Inferring Fun and Games!

Making inferences games that are interactive are a fun way to include all students in learning about inferring and making predictions! Additional resources, such as making inferences workshe...
Organized Classroom · 1M ago

Disappearing Pencil Woes?

Procedures in the classroom are super important, but I am not sure any can drive you more batty than disappearing pencils.  When students complain they have nothing to write with when it com...