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Active Engagement Strategies

Keeping students actively engaged throughout the day is critical for academic success. However, active engagement involves more than “hands on” instruction. Students need opportunities to work collaboratively with a partner or team in order  

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Grab Your Free School Year Calendar!

When I was teaching, I searched everywhere to find the perfect calendar for my students, but I just couldn’t find one that worked. I wanted  

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20 Terrific Quiet Signals That Work!

Advice from Real Teachers Series

When you teach hands-on lessons and use active engagement strategies, it goes without saying that you MUST have an effective quiet signal! You’ll use it over and over again, so  

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Easy Classroom Management System that Works!

When it comes to classroom management, actions speak louder than words. If you have an effective management system in place, you don’t have to raise your voice or waste  

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The Magic Solution to Missing Assignments

Fun Friday Works Like Magic!

One my biggest struggles as a 5th grade teacher was getting kids to do their homework.  

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20 Creative Ways to Encourage Good Behavior at the End of the Year

Advice from Real Teachers Series

Do you dread the last few weeks of school because your students are full of energy and unable to  

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Getting Started with Whole Brain Teaching

Have you heard of Whole Brain Teaching? To keep it simple, I’ll just say it’s an exciting method of delivering instruction that keeps students actively engaged in the learning process. Because students are moving, talking,  

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15 Super Gifts for Student Teachers!

Advice from Real Teachers Blog Series

Do you have a student teacher this semester? If so, you might be trying to  

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Motivate Students to Take Charge of Their Learning

No matter how much you love teaching, it’s easy to get discouraged this time of year. There’s so much left to do, and not enough time to get it all done. Spring fever always hits  

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How To Effectively Use Interventionists In Your Classroom

Guest post by Lindsay Perro of Beyond The Worksheet.

Do you have an interventionist in your classroom? Do you sometimes struggle with how to use him/her? Do you sometimes forget about them all together and  

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Why No One Reads Your Classroom Newsletter

Guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez

As the parent of three elementary students, I get a lot of classroom newsletters. And every time I get one, I fully intend to read it. I know how important it  

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30 Free or Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Students

Advice from Real Teachers

Giving gifts is one of the joys of December, but if you have a large class and  

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