Category: Classroom Management

Help Reduce Your Stress With This!

Help Reduce Your Stress With This!

As a teacher, I’m willing to bet that you’re always looking for ways to reduce your stress, right? Between gathering curriculum, lesson planning, grading papers, and the like, having ones less thing on your plate would be nice. Speaking from personal experience, when I started being intentional about having everything prepared for a smoother morning, […]

How to Keep Motivated as a Teacher

How to Keep Motivated as a Teacher

If there was ever a time to keep motivated as a teacher, that time is now. With our new normal slowly but surely ushering in, teaching has taken on an entirely new look. We used to speak of keeping the momentum during the winter months, or finding the excitement to kick off a new year. […]

Even More Parent Communication Ideas

Even More Parent Communication Ideas Are you struggling to connect with parents? Communicating doesn’t have to be hard. Make it easy on yourself and use these 5 tips to be successful! #teachingsecondgrade #communication #parentteacherconf #teachercommunication #tips #teacherhacks | Teacher Tips | Classroom Management | Parent Communication Ideas |

Are you struggling to communicate with parents in your classroom? With the 21st century, you would think that it’s easier than ever to communicate with parents. However, everyone is busy and it can be tough to ensure you’re getting information out to parents. Here are some parent communication ideas. Communicating with parents doesn’t have to […]

How to NOT Take Work Home This School Year

How to NOT Take Work Home This School Year

The beginning of a new school year is ramping up and one of my biggest goals every year is pretty simple (or so it seems): do not take school work home this year. I’m including my biggest tips for creating balance this school year so you can try to not taking any of your school […]

Morning Work that Works

Morning Work that Works Morning work is such an important and engaging activity that helps your students review their ELA and math skills. This Morning Work pack is common core aligned. 1st and 2nd graders can practice adding, subtracting, place value, telling time phonics skills, writing, and language skills. #morningwork #secondgrademorningwork #2ndgrademorningwork

Morning work is such an important and engaging activity that helps your students review their ELA and math skills. This Morning Work pack is common core aligned. 1st and 2nd graders can practice adding, subtracting, place value, telling time phonics skills, writing, and language skills. #morningwork #secondgrademorningwork #2ndgrademorningwork

Tips and Tricks for Parent Communication

Tips and Tricks for Parent Communication

Studies and research shows that having effective parent teacher communication as well as having parents involved in the classroom community leads to a more successful school year for the students, parents, and teachers. When parents feel invited to participate in the classroom or are made aware of the happenings, they are more likely to help […]

Keep Your Students Engaged at the End of the Year

Keep Your Students Engaged at the End of the Year

Every teacher knows that come May: the struggle is real. The students’ engagement is very low and we are trying to keep their energy under control. Their minds are already transitioning into summer mode and the days seem extra long. It may seem impossible to keep your students’ attention during the months of May and […]

How to Plan for a Substitute Teacher

How to Plan for a Substitute Teacher

The school year might be winding down, but I feel like this time of year is when so many teachers are taking time off. Whether that be due to testing, meetings, sickness or because the weather is getting nice… it’s always good to be prepared and have a plan for a substitute. Always be prepared […]

Ways to Create Student Buy In

Ways to Create Student Buy In

Every school year I work hard to make my classroom community a strong and safe place. Put aside all the rules, routines, and procedures. Students like to feel valued, noticed and important. It doesn’t matter how many rules you have, or how awesome your classroom management is. If your students do not buy-in to what […]