Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Classroom Management Plan

With going into my 10th year teaching, I figured it was time to brush up on my classroom management plan. I decided to ditch the classroom rules and just stick with one... BE KIND! That's it, be kind. If students are being kind, then they would be following any rule I would have in my classroom anyways.

So how am I tracking my classroom behavior? I am using a clip chart as well as Class Dojo and Brag Tags. Sounds like a lot right? If you want to see in detail how I plan on managing all of this, go ahead and watch my video below.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Brag Tags

I have been using Brag Tags in my classroom for the past year and I absolutely love them. They have truly transformed the positive environment in my classroom. In this video I will go into more detail on how I implement brag tags in my classroom.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating... what is it? Is it a fad? Should you jump on the "bandwagon" and try it out too? Lets first start off with what flexible seating is NOT! Flexible seating is not getting rid of all of your classroom chairs, replacing them with yoga balls, and calling it a day! Flexible seating is also not a free for all for your students. I can just imagine all of the chaos if you through a bunch of students into a room with all these different seating choices and no direction on how to use them appropriately. In this video I go into my thoughts on flexible seating and how I implement it into my classroom.

Expectations are EVERYTHING!!! This includes flexible seating. I can't expect my class to use flexible seating correctly without first modeling it for them. That's why I begin every year with an anchor chart. Yes, there will be excitement. Yes, there will be arguing about who gets which seat first. Yes, it will be scary at first. Yes... it does get better. The "newness" of flexible seating wears off and flexible seating becomes the new normal. I don't have students "earn" flexible seating because it's just how our classroom runs.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer School Plans

Summer just started for me and you would think that means days of not showering, staying in pajamas all day long, and catching up on all of my favorite Netflix shows. Think again!! Last week was my last week of school and next week I start summer school. I have been preparing for summer school this week and I've had a lot of questions about what I'm going to be doing. So of course I filmed a video for you all.

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