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    20 Cheap Ways to Decorate Your Classroom

    20 Cheap Ways to Decorate Your Classroom
    1. Word Wall Example: How to Use a Word Wall 2. Weekly Contest 3. College corner (featuring your alma mater) 4. Examples of great work from your former students 5. Artwork, pictures and notes from your former students 6. Class job postings 7. Subject-related news articles 8. Subject-related career articles 9. A PostSecret-style project - My students came up with something ...
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    The SECRET Teacher Supply List

    The SECRET Teacher Supply List
    I consider these items to be absolutely indispensable in the classroom. They have multiple uses and help you avoid problems that you probably haven't thought about. 1. Painter's Tape This special tape doesn't stick to anything permanently, but sticks strongly enough to leave until you're ready to take it off. You can use this to section off your board, floor, walls, ...
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    Are Traditional Disciplinary Actions Effective in High Schools?

    Are Traditional Disciplinary Actions Effective in High Schools?
    We recently received an email from a School Superintendent who has wisely reached out and asked for solutions and ideas in dealing with a very common trend in school discipline. When I read this, I empathized and began to wonder if there are other educators and administrators out there who are dealing with disciplinary challenges in their own school system? Perhaps ...
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    What to Post on the Walls of Your Class

    What to Post on the Walls of Your Class
    I went to UC Berkeley for graduate school. One would assume that most UC Berkeley students have a working knowledge of social rules. But I was always amused that in the bathrooms in the Education building, they had clear signs posted that read: _Please Flush the Toilet When You Are Finished_ Really? You have to post that? Does that mean that ...
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    The Great Classroom Cockroach Chase

    The Great Classroom Cockroach Chase
    The following little tidbit is going to outline “one of those days” when I wonder what I am doing and how this wasn’t included in my job description. But I guess if we just stuck to our job descriptions, nothing would get done!! Picture it. It’s morning meeting. One of my favorite times during the school day. Frequently I am a ...
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    8 Ways to Prepare for the End of School

    8 Ways to Prepare for the End of School
    Most dedicated teachers try to work relentlessly until the very last day of school, putting off any work that would make that day and teacher workdays that follow less stressful and more efficient. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks left, here’s a few simple steps to make your life a little bit easier on those last few ...
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    9 End of Year Lessons for Students

    9 End of Year Lessons for Students
    Now is the perfect time to ensure that life’s lessons remain paramount. From the kindergarten classroom to the college campus, a young person's school environment and the people in it are their community. It is within this community, though academically focused, that they learn and practice many of life's most important lessons. Rather than allowing another school year to draw to ...
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    How to Work With Disruptive Students

    How to Work With Disruptive Students
    What classroom doesn't have at least one or two students who constantly disrupt the class with their antics? In order for students to be able to learn effectively, there needs to be consistency and order in the classroom. Often new teachers do not know of ways on how to handle the ongoing battles with disruptive students, and this makes their job ...
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    How to Handle a Noisy Class

    How to Handle a Noisy Class
    Do you worry about the noise level in your classroom? Even the best-behaved and high-achieving classes can occasionally be too noisy. And while classroom noise can mean productive learning is taking place among students, here are some tips to help you keep the noise to an acceptable level. • Never talk over noise or shout to be heard in your classroom. ...
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