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Why We Should be Teaching Social Emotional Skills classroom management social emotional

It's true confession time....

I have tried every behavior management system known to man.

^ Okay, that might be an exaggeration.  But, I've tried a ton: clip charts, treasure box, marbles in a jar, compliment parties, walking laps at recess, safe seats, individual reward systems, sticker...

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How to Make a Classroom Schedule for Preschool back to school classroom management schedule teacher tips visual schedule

Creating a class schedule can be one of the most important plans you create for your preschool classroom. Setting up your school day to run smoothly takes some thought and consideration. Because the truth is... your daily schedule can make or break the classroom behaviors you see.

Just...

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Tips for Teaching Classroom Procedures classroom management

Teaching young children the procedures and routines of the classroom is important for a safe and (less) chaotic environment.  The benefits of implementing visual procedure cards are huge.

To get the most out of visual procedure cards, first...

 * Learn why they are important,...

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How to Teach Classroom Procedures classroom management

Our young learners aren't yet readers. Therefore, posters of written rules, schedules and procedures are null and void.  To young children, these posters are just visual noise.

But, pictures are a different story.  Young children can 'read' pictures.

So when it comes to helping young...

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Why You Should Be Using Visual Procedure Cards classroom management

Procedure cards are a visual, for the routines and procedures that you teach in a preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classroom.

Let's take a moment to stop and think about all the routines you have to teach little ones when they are coming to school for the first time...


Coming to the...

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How to Set Up a Preschool Classroom classroom management teacher tips

Setting up your preschool classroom doesn’t sound that daunting… at first.

But, year after year I find myself determined to find the perfect (as if it exists) flow. After changing my mind about a billion times, I usually land on a setup that seems to work for me, but (more...

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Organizing Your Preschool Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Whether you love or loathe organization, the act of being organized in our classrooms make us more effective teachers.  When we don't have to spend time and frustration looking for materials or lesson plans- we feel better. And when we feel better- we teach better.

This is no different when...

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My Top Tips for Preschool Small Group lesson planning small group teacher tips

Here are THE 3 THINGS that have helped me have successful small group time again and again.  These top tips may seem small- but they are mighty!

 

TOP TIP #1: Have a Plan

 Plan for what you can control.  Many things may be out of your hands until your students are in your...

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