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Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence → Baldrige for Staff →Best Practices Welcome to the best practices resource site for MCPS staff by MCPS staff. This site has been created to provide sharing of best practices including lesson plans, the use of quality tools, and formative assessments. Staff members are invited to share strategies with other schools to link to this web site by forwarding (via e-mail) their materials for review to Eve Wetten .
What’s Here See how other teachers set up their classrooms! Here are some photos I’ve taken of my amazing colleagues’ classrooms, and several fantastic classroom tour submissions from website visitors. Mrs.
Creating a Classroom Library On this page I will share how I organized my classroom library. There is no right or wrong way to organize your library and these ideas are simply how I choose to organize mine.
Classroom Organization for New Teachers: How to Organize the Classroom to Minimize Behavior ChallengesEffective classroom organization will lay the foundation for an effective classroom management plan. The physical layout of the classroom reflects the personal style of the teacher. A classroom should include an instructional area, a library and a resources area. Thinking through the organization of each area of the classroom will enable a new teacher to curb behavior problems at the same time as improve instructional time. Organizing the Classroom Instructional Area
I am in love with organizing…. to some…maybe a bit obsessive. I love everything to have a place…and not only a place…but a picture to show you where its place should be. Girly…cute…organization bins and folders are a must for my desk, and fabulously jungle themed folders and cubbies for my lovies.
by Liz Muhitch (Arnold, MD) Organizing simple objects such as pencils in your Literacy Centers can be a real time saver and management tool. Every year before school begins I purchase decorated pencils to put in my centers.
You always need plastic bags for sending home art projects and wet clothes. Tame that unruly mess that seemingly multiplies under your desk by using an empty tissue box to keep bags corralled and ready for use. Are the keyboards in your classroom frighteningly grimy? Run the sticky side of a Post-it between the keys to pick up crumbs and dust. Then finish up with slightly dampened cotton swabs.
Classroom management is how a teacher organises and controls her class and assigns punishments and rewards for student behaviour. In a preschool classroom, patience is the key to a successful classroom management plan. Good classroom management strategies help run a preschool classroom smoothly. Classroom Helpers Enlisting the students' help in the classroom gives them a chance to feel like they're part of the group and keeps them busy when they become bored or antsy. A notice board displaying the day's classroom helpers next to the names of the students is a helpful visual aid.
The beginning of a class can be messy and noisy. Students are entering the room, chatting with friends, moving chairs, realizing they forgot something at home and trying to talk with the teacher. It's class time that can get lost.
It's amazing how a whole lot of nothing can equal crazy busy. I've been a teacher, a wifey, a mommy, a "working mommy," a homemaker, etc. for several years now and it's been an enjoyable and fairly easy gig. Throw in a couple of adorable twin baby girlies into the mix and WOW! Life gets busy. It's kind of like living in the movie Groundhog Day. I get up, hit the ground running, go through a series of hugs, cuddles, lesson plan executions, read alouds, correcting, meal making, bottle-feeding, lunch-packing, dish-washing, the "occasional" running of a vacuumn or passing of a broom, bath, pjs, bedtime stories and crash for another day.
Organization Tips from Mrs. McDavid I have had many teachers stop by my room to ask how I keep things so well organized. I have had other teachers to ask if I would consider teaching a staff development course at our school to help teachers become better organized. Truly it's the small details that make the biggest impact.
Staying organized is the secret to staying sane throughout the school year. The more organized you are, the easier your teaching day will be. I recommend these five simple steps for classroom organization: Store student work in progress and completed assignments in file boxes. Label the boxes accordingly. Organize your closets by storing smaller items in plastic boxes and labeling your shelves.