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Guides to better classroom management, teacher tips, and inspirational quotes that teachers can use and identify with.

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless.

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer. 5 Powerful Ways to Save Time as a Teacher. Lack of time is a huge problem for teachers everywhere.

5 Powerful Ways to Save Time as a Teacher

There’s just never enough time for teachers to do their work well AND have a healthy, balanced life outside the classroom. For as long as I have been working to serve teachers and help you do your work better, time was always the one problem I couldn’t solve. I could share powerful teaching strategies, classroom management tips, game-changing tech tools, but when it came to really nailing the time shortage, I came up empty-handed. Until now. Student Letters Deliver Heightened Engagement. Before each school year begins, I indulge in a back-to-school teacher movie marathon for motivation.

Student Letters Deliver Heightened Engagement

One of my favorites is Freedom Writers, a film based on the real life of Erin Gruwell and her incredible work with teens and writing. While planning for this academic year, my mind kept drifting to the scene in Freedom Writers when Ms. The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture. "The whole morning meeting not only sets a really good tone for the students, but it sets a tone for me.

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

" - Teacher in Louisville, Kentucky When I first learned about the Morning Meeting model, I was working as an elementary school principal in Pasadena, California. I was new to that school, so I was skeptical about launching too many initiatives, but also curious about how it could work to transform my school and the lives of our students. The Morning Meeting was first proposed to me by a new teacher who had studied it in her pre-service classes. She explained that the model was designed to: Set the tone for respectful learningEstablish a climate of trustMotivate students to feel significantCreate empathy and encourage collaborationSupport social, emotional and academic learning.

26 Impulses that Sustain Engagement Infographic. Other Infographics 26 Impulses that Sustain Engagement Infographic Why do Human Beings Engage?

26 Impulses that Sustain Engagement Infographic

15 Books That Will Make You A Better Teacher. 100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul. January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

" It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. If you're curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul back to health. If you like the experience, you can also seek out professional art therapy treatment in your area. Emotions. 10 Motivational Posters for Your Classroom. Posted 08/31/2015 1:01PM | Last Commented 10/07/2015 2:25AM Since back-to-school is in full swing, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite motivational quotes & turned them into posters that you can download & print for your classroom!

10 Motivational Posters for Your Classroom

WARNING: These posters are guaranteed to brighten up your room & inspire minds of all ages. Enjoy! 10 Not So Obvious Quotes for Teachers - A Teachable Teacher. Let’s face it…teachers need inspiration!

10 Not So Obvious Quotes for Teachers - A Teachable Teacher

With the craziness that is back-to-school, I thought I would share some not-so-obvious quotes for teachers. Why the not-so-obvious ones? Really Good Stuff - Teacher Supplies for Today's Classroom.