Behavior Management

We all learned various strategies of classroom management during our teacher prep courses in college.  But in reality, when that door closes it is only you and 25-30 students you must take control of in order to have a flourishing learning environment.  If you cannot control your classroom, it’s going to be a very rough … Continue reading Behavior Management


Here are four organization tips and activities that the busy teacher can do at the end of the school year to get ready for the next school year. Start with your bulletin board! Keep some student work from May to use for August bulletin boards. You might have students in May write letters to the … Continue reading THIS YEAR SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!!

Test Taking Strategies

Most standardized tests employ multiple-choice questions. Here’s a list of test-taking strategies that students should use to answer multiple-choice questions: Read the entire question first. Students read the entire question first to make sure they understand what it’s asking. For questions about a reading passage, students read the questions first to guide their reading. Look … Continue reading Test Taking Strategies

Creating a Positive Testing Environment

Standardized testing has become a common practice in every classroom. Here are three tips to help your students become successful when that annual time of the year rolls around. Practice success so they know what it feels like. Have you given your student the opportunity to know he can be successful?  It is important for … Continue reading Creating a Positive Testing Environment

Classroom Funding Idea

Finding funds for all those pencils, composition notebooks, erasers, paper, etc. that teachers give out to students can sometimes be tricky.  Here is an idea my team used for several years that worked well for us. The last day of the grading period usually was mandated as a “make-up” day for all those students who … Continue reading Classroom Funding Idea