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

Top 3 tips for preparing for an unexpected sick day from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

How To Prepare For An Unexpected Sick Day

It can happen to any teacher —– you go to bed feeling normal and you wake up feeling terrible. In those short hours of sleep, your body stopped fighting all those germs you brought home and raises the “it’s…

End of the Year Classroom Management Strategies

The end of the year always sneaks up on me. One moment it’s Christmas time – then all of a sudden daylight savings, warmer days and May and June emerge out of nowhere. I always tell myself – “This…

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…