Category: Classroom Management

Use effective small group reading strategies to engage students.

3 Effective Small Group Reading Strategies

As you start implementing your small group reading instruction in the classroom, there are a few things you will want to consider. Your small group instruction is not only a time to practice word recognition and reading fluency but to build on students reading far beyond the words in front

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10 Tips for Beginner Teachers

10 Simple Tips for Beginner Teachers

The beginning of your teaching career is an important time because it sets up how you will handle things for the new school year. Over the years, you will learn new ideas that work and toss out things you find don’t work. As a beginning teacher, it’s nice to get

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Classroom management ideas for after winter break.

4 Classroom Management Ideas for After Winter Break

Winter break is always an exciting time for everyone. Teachers are ready for some time to breathe, parents are excited to celebrate the holidays with their families and kids are over the moon about the holiday traditions. Coming back to the classroom can be a bit terrifying, but there are

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Stoplight Check for Self Assessment: Freebie!

I created this Stoplight Assessment tool to use for formative assessment. I used it primarily in math last year. At the end of the lesson, students wrote a quick note to me on a sticky note about how they were doing with the concept and put it on the correct spot

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