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Classroom Management

Learn how to build a community focused classroom that functions well with routines, structure and organization.

Strategies To Help New Students

Today we have a guest blogger Sara Boehm, on the blog discussing how to help new students with the transition into their new school.  Starting at a new school after moving to a new home in a new city can be…

Back to School: Classroom Management Tips and Resources

Back to school again! I feel this way every August. This September will be my tenth year teaching middle school in Ontario, Canada. The time has flown by. I remember setting up my very first classroom. I had spent…

Absent Buddy System Teacher Life Hack

I love this tip from Doc Running at the Everything Education Blog.  Managing absences is really time consuming, so I started absence buddies. Assign absence buddies to be responsible for information for absent students. Each student is responsible for…

Helping students get back into the school routine after a holiday break can be challenging. Check out these great ideas for goal setting and re-establishing your classroom routine from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

New Years Goal Setting and Re-establishing Classroom Routines

New Years Goal Setting and Classroom Routines: The new year has officially begun, and we had an excellent discussion on our Tuesday night #2ndaryELA chat about helping students with setting realistic goals and on how to re-establish classroom expectations…

Effective and realistic strategies to help teachers survive and cope with teacher burnout from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is a real fact of a career in teaching. Every year the demands increase, but no other tasks gets removed to compensate for this additional workload. We had a really good #2ndaryELA Twitter chat on this topic…