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HOW TO REDUCE CONFUSION DURING KINDERGARTEN CENTERS

Being a Kindergarten teacher is such a fun and rewarding adventure. Kindergartners learn more in one year than probably any other grade in the entire school. The faster you build a routine, the faster your group of learners will know what to do without any confusion. I always start with my kindergarten centers to build […]

Controlling the Voice Level

Summer has ended. The first few weeks are gone, and students are adjusting to the new normal. And if you’ve been in the classroom long, you know what that means. The voice level goes from almost non-existent to overload in a quick few days! You know that the beginning of school is all about setting […]

How to Use Class Dojo in Your Classroom

When I took this second grade position, I had many things on my to-do list. However, the first item on my list was classroom management ideas. Any teacher would agree that the most important skill in running a class is classroom management. There are so many strategies, but my go-to is Class Dojo! The Benefits […]

Student Independence with Flexible Seating

Can you agree with me when I say how different classrooms look these days? Classrooms are structured so differently! Boy, they sure have changed since I was in school! Flexible seating is one of many management systems that have made an appearance in many classrooms. These days, it’s hard for children to sit still for […]

Benefits of Fidget Toys in the Classroom

Fidget toys–what is your first thought when you hear those words?  Fidget toys made an entrance into classrooms in recent years, and there are definitely mixed teacher feelings about them.  However, there are huge benefits of fidget toys in the classroom.  And if you introduce them correctly, they will work for you too! What is […]

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MADE EASY

Do your students struggle with keeping a desk clean and organized? During my first year of teaching, I had way too many students lose papers and assignments. I knew I had to come up with a better plan. This DOT binder system turned out to be a great way to introduce student organization to my […]