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Routines and Procedures
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38 Routines and Procedures You Must Teach Your Students

38 Routines and Procedures You Must Teach Your Students Routines,  they’re the stuff a successful year is made out of.  They are the difference between crying in the bathroom or dancing in the halls.  (That goes for kids and teachers alike).  Here are 6 tips to get you going and a list of 38 routines and procedures you must teach your students.   Envision A Happy Well Run Classroom Routines can be tricky to envision and

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5 Effective Tips For Managing Bothersome Bathroom Issues

5 Effective Tips for Managing Bothersome Bathroom Issues Ahhh, the bathroom. It’s private. It’s quiet. What’s not to love? Well, ask any teacher and they will let you know it’s at the top of their list of agravations. How can you turn the bothersome bathroom issues around? Keep reading for some easy and dare I say “fun” ways to manage bothersome bathroom issues. What’s So Great About the Bathroom? There are several issues at play

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3 ways to engage parents in school
Parent Engagement
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3 Strategies For Positive Parent Engagement In Schools

3 Easy Strategies For Positive Parent Engagement In Schools Communicating and engaging your students’ parents can be stressful. Use these 3 quick and easy strategies to engage parents and build a strong parent-teacher relationship. Parents Are Scary Let’s face it.  You love your students.  You starting building that special bond with them the minute they walked through your door.  But there’s another part of your students that you don’t see. Their parents. And to be

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11 Songs for Classroom
Classroom Management
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11 Songs To Build Fun and Fast Transitions

11 Songs To Build Fun And Fast Transitions Use these 11 songs to build fun and fast transitions in an engaging (and controlled) movement friendly, preschool, kindergarten and first grade classrooms. The Power of Music You know that music makes us happy, evokes emotion and influences mood.  But, as a teacher of preschool, kindergarten and first grade students you also know music can be a very powerful tool. In this post we will look at

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Back To School
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Morning Activities For Students Made Easy

Morning Activities For Students Made Easy Morning activities for students that require your them to be engaged, independent, and learning are essential to a successful learning environment.  Grab these free easy prep printables to get your student’s day off to a great start. Establishing Routine On the top of the priority list for the new school year is to establish routines and procedures.  Having a well run, happy, engaging classroom depends mostly on the cornerstone

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Classroom Set-Up
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30 Second Teacher Hack To Organize Curriculum

Use This 30 Second Teacher Hack To Organize Your Curriculum Are you tired of search each week for classroom activities to spice up your boring curriculum?  You spent countless hours last year finding amazing resources but now when you go to find them for this year, you can’t recall where or if you kept copies and examples.  Use this 30 second teacher hack to organize next years curriculum. Your teacher life just got better. School

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