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Be a Well-Balanced Teacher: Tips for the New School Year

Be a Well-Balanced Teacher: Tips for the New School Year

The school year is about to start! It’s an exciting time of year, but it’s also pretty hectic. There’s the physical space to set up, lessons and units to prepare, students and families to get to know, and meetings to attend. All too often, we teachers find

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Classroom Connections: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/classroom-connections In my first couple of years teaching fourth grade, I was surprised by how much my students argued about who owned which supplies. “Nicole, can I borrow your black marker?” Carradine would ask. “No. My mom bought these for me.” Carradine would push, “But you’re

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Technology in the Classroom

With new technologies arriving on the scene constantly, it can be hard for teachers to keep up. Which devices will improve the learning environment in your classroom? Which will gather dust? Here are some basic guidelines to help you decide on the role of technology in your

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Every Teacher Tips: Parents and Other Volunteers in the Classroom

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-parents-and-other-volunteers-classroom Inviting parents and other adult family members into the classroom gives them a chance to experience some of their child’s school life. It can also be a way for you to get some help with clerical work (photocopying, stapling) or projects that are hard to

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Every Teacher Tips: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-community-supplies Just like adults, children of all ages need sufficient quantities of good-quality supplies if they’re going to do their best work. At the start of the year, teachers (or schools) often give out lists of supplies for each family to purchase for their child. Many

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Classroom Tension Tamers: Three More Ideas to Use Now!

I wrote last week about things you can do to ease classroom stress during testing and other high-anxiety times. Here are three more tips for keeping the atmosphere of your classroom calm and productive! Have a Cooperative Recess A fun, energetic recess can be a great way

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Classroom Tension Tamers: Three Ideas to Use Now

It’s spring, and end-of-the-year-testing looms. The children are stressed. You’re stressed. You need to ease the tension—but how? Well, you’re not alone! When we asked Responsive Classroom fans on Facebook if they’d like to read about strategies for relieving testing stress, many said, “Yes, right away!” So

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Behavior Challenges in the Homestretch? Interactive Modeling Can Help.

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/behavior-challenges-homestretch It’s April. It’s tempting to think that by now students understand our expectations and know how to behave, so we can all just coast to the end of the year. But, in most classrooms, that’s probably not true. In this season, children are filled with

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Handling the Holidays (Part 5): Morning Meeting Message

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-message Tips on using Morning Meeting Messages and the last part of Morning Meeting, reading the message together, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Winter themes. As with sharing, you might include timely questions/themes in your morning messages at

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Handling the Holidays (Part 4): Morning Meeting Group Activity

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-group-activity Tips on using  Morning Meeting group activity, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Consider levels of movement and activity. How does your class respond (especially right now) to activities that get them moving, singing, and playing? You might

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Mike Anderson is an energetic, experienced, and highly sought-after educational consultant who helps facilitate great learning in schools all over the United States and beyond. He has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, consultant, presenter, and developer and has authored many books and articles about great teaching and learning.