classroom management

Understand the new benefits Amazon Echo Dot

There is no doubt that the Echo Dot (Alexa) is becoming a larger and larger presence in today’s classrooms. Amazon released a new Kid’s Edition Echo Dot that might be a good solution for your classroom. Affiliate links contained in this post. Totally not here to debate the privacy/security concerns that some have with Alexa…

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#Hashtag Emoji Awards

I’m so excited to use these new awards this year in my classroom!  They will work for ANY grade level and the kids love them because of how “trendy” they are! With over 30+ templates there is something for each student in your class!  It even comes with a end of year fill in sheet…

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Positive Notes – Building Classroom Community!

This year I knew I wanted to start focused morning meetings with my students.  Once I try them out I’ll write more about ideas I plan to use but this one is something that can be done in any classroom and I know for SURE will be something I use this year to promote our…

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Classroom Community with ART!

Want a great EASY art project that builds classroom community?! Look no further!! With literally 3 steps, this easy canvas print is a fantastic inspirational addition for years to come.  Here’s how it works: 1.  We brainstormed to come up with one word to be the motto for our class.  We each came up with…

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NO 1:1 = NO PROBLEM

What can you do with little tech…to greatly improve instruction?! Here are some ideas we used this year that you can rock with just 1 computer or iPad! 1.  TWITTER – now as an individual I hardly use twitter (gasp!) I’ve tried and tried and had no success with sticking with it BUT for Global…

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Upper Elementary Classroom Management – FAVORITE tip!

This is one of my favorite classroom management tips.  As a teacher, I can always work on my classroom management!  I feel like I get a little better every year but who knows..I do try at least. I still used this restroom management idea from my student teaching days (!) as it was still easy…

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