Using Table Jobs to Control Chaos in Your Classroom
As a new year starts I am asked over and over how I keep things organized in my classroom while starting up interactive notebooks. Using the rule of no more than four people in a table group you can manage your students efficiently and effectively.
Maybe it's the way they interrupt you. Maybe it's their disrespectful tone. Maybe it's their silliness or side-talking or affinity for misbehaving at the worst possible time. Whatever it is, it bugs you. It gets under your skin. It prompts an internal dialogue you're not very proud of. If you're like most teachers, you tend
Classroom Reveal and a Freebie! (Picture heavy!!!) 2013-2014
~Classroom Reveals~ are the thing to do, aren't they? Well mine is here! Partially. I still have some kinks to work out, and some finishing touches to put on, but I did get a buttload done today. (Anyone know what a buttload is equivalent to? Anyone?) I want to start off by apologizing for the…
The Pencil Debate: Solutions For Students Not Having a Pencil - 2 Peas and a Dog
This is definitely a heated debate among educators to give or not give students a pencil when they arrive to your class without one. Read 10 different possible solutions to the classroom pencil problem.