We should not assume students come to our classrooms knowing what they need to know to succeed. New teachers can avoid stress, self-doubt, and confusion simply by implementing a few essentials right from the start.
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This is a strategy I learned the hard way. To my horror, more than one student found themselves in the embarrassing situation of getting shunned or shooed away from a seat supposedly saved for a friend. My carelessness had resulted in some students feeling like unwelcome outsiders. Just number the seats. On the first day, hand each student a number as he or she enters the room. You now have a seating chart.
If you quickly realize that Tanner and Isabella should not be seated near each other, you can make adjustments. The very first time we ask kids to write something down, we should also teach them the procedure for turning in work. Give them a chance to practice turning things in during the first few days of school. Keep at it until there is no confusion. Ask your principal if your school has a set policy for all students. If so, use it. Break time! This adult coloring book is filled with funny and inspiring quotes for teachers placed on a chalkboard background. Break out your classroom markers and get coloring.
Click between slides, and use the bright red laser pointer to highlight important information.
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Stampcouture also offers nine unique stamp pads for an additional fee so you can get stamping right away! Stamp is approximately 1. Thumball Who Are You? The eight inch, synthetic leather ball will help your class or group get talking right away.
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Make up a number of different games to help your students get to know one another. Use it at the beginning of the school year, or as a class at the end of a long week to unwind and build new connections. Decide the total time of your project, set the overall timer from five minutes to two hours , and the warning timer.
The time tracker will turn yellow to indicate when the project is about to end and red when it is over. With the Time Tracker Mini, you can help students stay on task and increase productivity. The strips are especially useful for students with dyslexia, or who are often distracted during reading activities but are helpful for anyone!
The strips block out surrounding text to help the reader focus on the line they are reading. Hand them out with your next class reading assignment as bookmarks, or give them out as class incentives.
The artist offers over seventy background designs to choose from, and a variety of shapes, fonts, and colors for the name frame. Bonus: use it as an impromptu whiteboard in a pinch. As a teacher, you likely find yourself on-the-go more often than not. The durable design is made from a steel frame, foam seat and polyester cover, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Recline in comfort in six different positions, and bring the chair anywhere with the handy carrying strap.
Game on! Pose a question, allow students to collaborate on an answer, and be the first group in with the correct response.
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Designed for children ages three and up. Bad grammar driving you nuts? Brew a fresh cup anytime, anywhere with this reservoir-less appliance. At just 11 x 7 x 11 inches, the Keurig coffee maker will fit comfortably in even the smallest of classrooms.
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