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Birthday calendar board wall hanging with colored clothespins - Personalize me! Hand painted, NO VIN

Birthday calendar board wall hanging with colored clothespins - Hand painted, NO VINYL!

Birthday calendar board wall hanging with colored clothespins - Personalize me! Hand painted, NO VIN

So cute! Tissue Paper Border - A Tutorial

Tissue Paper Border - A Tutorial

Hi everyone, I’m here to show you how I made my tissue paper border for my bulletin board. I posted a picture of it on Instagram last week and I was blown away with all the requests for a tutorial! So, as promised, I'm going to show you how it's done :) I know, I know... This border looks difficult! I guarantee that it will be the easiest thing you have ever done and you will LOVE all the compliments from your students, parents, and colleagues! Here we go... First, you need to choose 3…

Not sure what to include in your Substitute Binder? Read my tips on what pages to include!

Ten Pages You Should Have in Your Substitute Binder

If you are getting ready to put your Substitute Binder together, you might have questions about what information to include in it. I’ve seen substitute binders with too much, and some with not enough. Here are the 10 pages that I think every teacher should have in their binders. Page 1 – Daily Schedule This page should give your substitute an overview of the day. I usually put this information on a table with the starting and ending times on one column and the activity that’s taking place on…

For an adult, the first day of middle school is rather terrifying. You’re sitting down, minding your own business, when you hear a horrid noise and you know that’s the first bell. Sud…

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For an adult, the first day of middle school is rather terrifying. You’re sitting down, minding your own business, when you hear a horrid noise and you know that’s the first bell. Sud…

Small curtain for classroom door. For testing and Lock-Down Drills- It measures 9" x 46-47" when unrolled. It has two 18" straps to secure it in a rolled position. When rolled up, the shade will measure approximately 9" wide by 8" long.

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Small curtain for classroom door. For testing and Lock-Down Drills- It measures 9" x 46-47" when unrolled. It has two 18" straps to secure it in a rolled position. When rolled up, the shade will measure approximately 9" wide by 8" long.

Read about classroom solutions about students who do not bring a pencil to class.

The Pencil Debate: Solutions For Students Not Having a Pencil - 2 Peas and a Dog

This is definitely a heated debate among educators to give or not give students a pencil when they arrive to your class without one. Read 10 different possible solutions to the classroom pencil problem.

Presto Plans Blog: Bulletin Board Ideas For Middle & High School English

Bulletin Board Ideas For Middle & High School English

Author Facebook Profiles: When I first started teaching, I purchased posters with biographical information about famous English authors and proudly displayed them on my back bulletin board. Sadly, no one looked at them. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I had the occasional, “Awesome! This dude’s last name is Bacon” comment, but it didn’t exactly get my students

Learn about a way to seat students that benefits all involved.

A Classroom Seating Strategy

Using a heterogeneous seating arrangement that is systematic in approach can help boost test scores. This Kagan technique is explained in this blog.

With back to school around the corner, it is so important in high school (and middle school) classrooms to have a fair, accurate, and simple grading system established. This post details my tried and tested classroom strategy for grading that is perfect for not only 1st year teachers, but ALL!

Grading Policy for Secondary Teachers - It's Not Rocket Science

A lot of us teach in schools where the grading policy is set and there can be no changes to it. This was refreshing for me when I was a first year

Over the last four years, I have taught at two different schools, three buildings, and four classrooms. One of the rooms only had ONE bookcase and a rolling cart for storage (the desks did …

Top 7 Teacher Must Haves - %

Over the last four years, I have taught at two different schools, three buildings, and four classrooms. One of the rooms only had ONE bookcase and a rolling cart for storage (the desks didn’t have any storage either!)! I somehow got it to work. With all these changes, I have learned what I need and … Continue reading Top 7 Teacher Must Haves

FREE Printable Greek and Latin Root Tree

FREE Printable Greek and Latin Root Tree - Homeschool Giveaways

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Up to 75% of the English language is derived from Latin and Greek roots, so an understanding of these languages aids in an understanding of the English language. This free, printable Greek and Latin Root Tree is a fun way to study words and their roots. Your child will find this especially helpful isRead More

The Bender Bunch: 20 Brilliant Teacher Hacks You'll Love!

20 Brilliant Teacher Hacks You'll Love!

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Fostering a classroom reading community with a student driven Reading Graffiti Wall

Reading Graffiti Wall: Fostering a Classroom Reading Community - Lessons With Laughter

Fostering a classroom reading community with a student driven Reading Graffiti Wall