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Math, Science, Social Studies......Oh, my!: Indiana Goes Back To School Blog Hop. I don't know about you, but I have less than a week until I go back to school.

Math, Science, Social Studies......Oh, my!: Indiana Goes Back To School Blog Hop

My official first day back is Aug. 1, but I know I will be going in early. I did a lot of work at the end of the year to prepare for the start of school, so my fingers are crossed that I can get everything set up in a day....time will tell. If you saw my earlier post on the Indiana Bloggers Get Together, you know that I met a wonderful group of ladies. Behavior Management and Self Regulation - Take... by Teaching in Progress. BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT Students are stressed more than ever.

Behavior Management and Self Regulation - Take... by Teaching in Progress

Sometimes that stress is manifested in the form of impulsive outbursts, anger, meltdowns, crying, yelling, arguing, or other types of emotional release. Kids don't always know what to do with all of that strong emotion and teachers and parents can not always drop everything to help. Kids must learn to recognize and regulate their own emotions, particularly strong emotions. TheHappyTeacher: KETCHUP folder. When students are out sick, it's hard to keep track of work they miss.

TheHappyTeacher: KETCHUP folder

The "Ketchup Folder" is a tool that helps me manage the chaos. Place a "Ketchup" folder on a student's desk in the morning when you notice they are absent. When you hand out assignments, simply slide one in to the folder. Building Student Responsibility: Classroom Jobs. This week has been full of meetings and I am absolutely wiped out!

Building Student Responsibility: Classroom Jobs

There is still a lot to be done in my classroom, but I am anxious to share my newest addition: Classroom Jobs (in chevron, of course!) Behavior Management in the Classroom! Behavior Management Tips for New Teachers!

Behavior Management in the Classroom!

Behavior Management is a challenge that every new teacher faces. Unfortunately, teachers cannot be 100% prepared on how to effectively manage an entire classroom in their credential program alone. It is something that we have to put into practice and figure out as we go! It involves trial and error, and every teacher has to discover what works for them in their own classroom. So often first year teachers are overwhelmed and feel unprepared for managing classroom behavior.

So for elementary teachers that would like a little extra guidance, here are my various tips and methods for maintaining control of the classroom. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 13. 7. 8. 9. 10. Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again.

I know from all the clip charts and behavior charts I have seen on Pinterest that this statement has probably already raised a couple of eyebrows, but I hope you'll hear me out anyway.

Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again

A few days ago one of my colleagues, (who is a great teacher, wonderful mom, and all around awesome person) sat down at our team meeting and said, "I want you to know that I am never using a behavior color chart again! " I stopped using those charts years ago and I couldn't have been happier to hear her say that! And, it seems, her reason for saying it was not that different from my reason for letting those charts go.

Her own sweet first grader had come home from school the day before, completely crushed after being put on "red"on the color chart. A sweet boy who wants nothing more than to please his teacher and do the right thing at school. I remembered my own son coming home from Kindergarten, day after day, in tears because he just couldn't seem to stay on 'green'. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! An Easy Guide to Setting Up Your Grade K-5 Classroom. At last, a classroom of your own!

An Easy Guide to Setting Up Your Grade K-5 Classroom

Time to roll up your shirtsleeves and begin transforming that empty space into a warm and inviting place for your first class. Here's how. Well-run classrooms begin with the room's physical layout — the arrangement of desks and workspaces, the attractiveness and appeal of bulletin boards, and the storage of materials and supplies. 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers.

I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe.

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It's also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked -- and stumbled -- before you. If you are struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away: #1 Use a normal, natural voice Are you teaching in your normal voice?

Raising our voice to get students' attention is not the best approach, and the stress it causes and the vibe it puts in the room just isn't worth it. First Grade Fresh: Classroom Management. Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: My Emergency Sub Plans and a Fun Giveaway! Planning for a sub is a lot of work, y'all!

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: My Emergency Sub Plans and a Fun Giveaway!

Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again.