Early Finisher Problems? Tips and How-Tos For Your K-1 Classroom

Setting Up Early Finisher Activities in a Social Distancing and Distance Learning Classroom In Episode 22, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing…  Early Finisher Activities are a part of every K-1 classroom but with the new requirements brought by social distancing, and distance learning, using early finisher activities from the past might not be usable.  Today […]

Maximize Teacher Talk

Using Effective Teacher Language- A Book Review of The Power Of Our Words In Episode 17, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Teachers talk… a lot. But, knowing what to say to get specific results can be trickier than you think.  Today we talk with Amie Trudnowski about a book she read called “The Power Of […]

How To Use Transition Songs In The Classroom

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Use Music To Transition Students When music is coupled with routine your transition times are going to be filled with fun and efficiency. No more telling students what to do. “Put your papers away and go back to your seat,- PuT YOUr PAPERs Away and go Back To YOUR SEAT (x50) PUT YOUR PAPERS AWAY […]

4 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Kindergarten Students

Title: 4 Easy Ways To Build Relationships with Kindergarten and First Grade Students

4 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Kindergarten Students Overview: Building relationships with students is the cornerstone to good classroom management.  But how do you develop strong relationships with 5-year-olds? Here are 4 easy ways to build relationships with kindergarten students. Happy Classrooms Having excellent classroom management is essential for a happy classroom.   It means […]

If You Don’t Have A Solid Morning Routine You’ve Got Nothing

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Solid Morning Routine Or Bust Overview: A sure-fire way to make yourself miserable is to skip the morning routine with your students.   If you are into misery and frustration or you want to be an ordinary teacher and do just enough to get by, well then skip the morning routine and stop reading now.  If […]

3 Lists to Stop Holiday Teacher Stress

3 Lists to Stop Holiday Teacher Stress December. Full of fun and excitement, gift giving, poor nutrition, late nights, and extra classroom projects (with glitter).  It’s great. It’s horrible (glitter in your belly button that is…) The exhaustion is real. The excitement is real. The kids are crazy (for real.) The teachers are tired (for […]

38 Routines and Procedures You Must Teach Your Students

Routines and Procedures

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 […]

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 […]

11 Songs To Build Fun and Fast Transitions

11 Songs for Classroom

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 […]