12 Simple Rules for Classroom Management - made with an alternative school in mind, but most work in any classroom!

12 Simple Rules of Classroom Management

This is excellent. I think this should be shared with students. "I have five rules for you and twelve rules for me.

What everyone really wants to know is if I teach THOSE kids—the mean ones, the dangerous ones, the ones that are “too far gone to save.”

A Day in the Life of an Alternative High School Teacher

A Day in the Life of an Alternative High School Teacher - What everyone really wants to know is if I teach THOSE kids—the mean ones, the dangerous ones, the ones that are “too far gone to save.

Great free parent note to let parents know how students did that day in school!  Free from Simply Kinder!

Why I Took My Behavior Chart Off My Wall

Free parent form for breaking rules in class. Students circle what rule they broke so they can talk about it when they get home. Free from Simply Kinder. Great for Kindergarten!

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10 Simple Ways to Get Your Students Moving and Learning

Classroom Set Up - Encouraging Collaboration and Self-Directed Learning. This post if full of pictures and ideas. I love how there are so many different places for students to work, and everything is so inviting!

New Classroom Set Up: Encouraging Self-Directed Learning and Collaboration

Space Management Room Arrangement Classroom Set Up - Encouraging Collaboration and Self-Directed Learning. This post is full of pictures and ideas. I love how there are so many different places for students to work, and everything is so inviting!

Learn how to add flexible seating to ANY classroom and change your classroom and student engagement for the better!

Flexible Seating in the Classroom

I just like the idea of the magnetic towel rack with binder rings for displaying various charts/posters. I could use this on my white board - filled room!

a way to help students self-assess and for the teacher to know how students are doing

Great Idea for monitoring students without all of the noise and confusion. Students can let the teacher know how they are doing, if they are finished, and how well they think they mastered the task.

I remember Lit Circles in the 8th grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not.  So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Why I Don't Use Literature Circles in High School... And What I Do Instead

I remember Lit Circles in the grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Growth Mindset Activities and freebies

Growth Mindset Activities and freebies

A Simple Strategy to Stop Arguing and Talking Back

A Simple Strategy to Stop Arguing and Talking Back

A Simple Strategy to Stop Arguing and Talking Back. Perfect for back to school and establishing classroom order.

If you are having classroom management problems, find out some of the things not to do, and what you can do instead. #teachers

Good Reminders: 10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Managment: If you are having classroom management problems, take a look at this article, which explains what NOT to do, and the more effective practices you should try instead.

Do you send Welcome Back to School letters to your students before school starts?    I LOVE taking this opportunity to welcome my students to my classroom!  As a parent, I also love it.  My two girls anxiously await their letters each year. Last year I added something special, and gave it a technology twist.  I have...Read More »

Welcome Back Letters - With a Twist

This is the cutest "welcome to our classroom letter" that I've seen in a long time! Add your voice reading it to your students that they can hear by snapping a qr code. Great back to school letter from the teacher idea.

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