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The Best Way to Have Consistent Literacy Centers

Classroom teachers have a ton of daily tasks to guarantee that students are engaged and learning. It’s a tough job, and a stressful one, too. Teachers wear out easily if their classrooms aren’t well managed. Creating a classroom that runs itself while you teach in smaller groups is the best way to keep students engaged. […]

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 […]

Build a Classroom Library Your Students Will Love

This year I get the privilege of teaching Language Arts and Writing. If you know me, you know I’m so giddy about this. I have a huge love for everything reading, writing, phonics, etc. So, when I planned out my classroom, my focus was literacy! And my library is the focal point in my classroom. […]

The Importance of Setting Goals in the Classroom

Oh, classrooms have changed over the last few decades! And of course they will change over time. Our kids learn differently due to changes in society. During my first few years of teaching, I never thought I would teach using digital resources. The only ‘digital’ resource I had was my overhead projector! 🙂 But our […]

Creative Ways for Safe Greetings in the Classroom

When you walk into a classroom, you usually see kids moving around, conversing, working together or at their desk completing an activity. Teachers welcome their students at the door with high fives or hugs. However, during this pandemic teachers’ classrooms look very different. Teachers have to think of creative and safe ways to still bring […]

Zoom Meeting Rules for Successful Learning

The education system has been through a whirlwind of changes these last several months. Because of this, teachers are working harder than ever before. Some are back in the classroom, but others are teaching remotely. And we never know when a school will head back to fully remote learning. For those who are teaching using […]