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Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

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How in the world can we keep good teachers?

“How can we ensure the quality of our schools when we are losing our greatest asset: our teachers?  Three methods of improving teacher retention are: first, increase financial compensation including … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

To Teachers on your last week of freedom!

Oh, how I remember these days.  Excitement and stress…excitement because I’m getting to meet my new families and students.  Stress because I’m meeting my new families and students! You read … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

Sometimes a teacher, new or experienced, needs to take notes concerning a student’s behavior both positive and negative.  Walking around with a cell app in use becoming more common. But, … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Children Need to Fidget!

How many adults can sit still for 30″ without “going crazy?”  How soon do you start bouncing your leg, curling your hair, tapping your finger nails onto a table?  I’m … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Out of the Mouths of Babes (even in 1934)

Children are children, even in 1934!  Yes, I said 1934!  Here are some examples of wit and wisdom out of classrooms in 1934 that were submitted to Reader’s Digest and … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Add a Little Spice to Classrooms

Are you a new teacher who is looking for a fun way to to reinforce vocabulary skills?  Are you an experienced teacher who just needs some more ideas to make … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Your Child/Student Doesn’t Understand What They Just Read?

Why doesn’t your child understand what they just read, especially if there aren’t any pictures to help them? If your child is very young, perhaps even a pre-schooler, don’t panic! … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are you following education blogs?

Teachers, parents, educators…what blogs are you regularly reading?  I know you’re busy an stressed beyond measure this time of the year – trying to get everything done before school ends.  … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Is God in Your Classroom?

He is if you’re one of His children.  If you’re a loving and caring teacher, like most of us are, then it can be said that God could be using … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment