What Happens When You Create and Stick to Routines

What Happens When You Create and Stick to Routines | One of the best pieces of advice I could give to any teacher is to establish daily routines at the very beginning of the year. Not only will creating routines help you manage all there is to accomplish in the classroom every day, but it also provides much needed structure for your students. Let me share with you a few tips on how to organize your day, how routines benefit you, and advice for sticking to them. | everythingjustso.org

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Back to School Community Building Resources

Back to School Community Building Resources | Looking to establish a strong classroom community at the beginning of the year? These back to school resources allow you to learn about your students while building a positive environment where community can grow throughout the year. Help students connect with new classmates while practicing important reading and writing skills. | everythingjustso.org

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The Best Four Tricks That Will Keep You Organized For Good

The Best Four Tricks to Keep You Organized for Good | Feel like you’re drowning in paperwork and classroom materials? Can’t find important resources when you need them? Utilize these four simple tricks to simplify your teaching life and stay organized for good. | everythingjustso.org

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Three Solutions That Will Make Sub Prep Simple

Three Solutions That Will Make Sub Prep Simple | Planning to be out of the classroom is never easy, but scrambling to throw together lesson plans for a substitute you weren't expecting is far worse. There are three things you can do now to make lesson planning for a substitute easier. Follow these easy steps and you’ll be prepared for an unexpected or planned absence from the very beginning of the school year. | everythingjustso.org

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What You Need to Know to Streamline Your Lesson Planning Process

What You Need to Know to Streamline Your Lesson Planning | Lesson planning doesn’t need to be a chore. Establishing routines and using a planning approach can go a long way to simplifying your lesson planning process. Here are four simple steps that streamlined my lesson planning process and saved me hours of time. | everythingjustso.org

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Determine Importance: Time to Drop What Doesn't Matter

Determine Importance: Time to Drop What Doesn’t Work | The first step in simplifying your workload as a teacher is to determine importance. Deciding importance will guide all of your decisions as an educator - what you teach, how you teach, the teaching resources you use, and how you spend your time. Dropping what doesn’t work not only simplifies your workload, but also improves your performance as an educator. Guide sheets included help you through the process. | everythingjustso.org

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How to Get Organized Now and Reap the Benefits Later

How to Get Organized Now and Reap the Benefits Later | Join me for a blog series on organization. Each week I'll teach you different ways organization can simplify your work life and help bring balance. Learn how to organize daily schedules and routines; teaching resources, and classroom supplies; and how to use best practices for lesson planning. Series includes guide sheets to help you organize it all. | everythingjustso.org

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The One Flexible Necklace You Need as a Teacher

The One Flexible Necklace You Need as a Teacher | Stay cute and safe with these fun, flexible necklaces from The Jones Market. Part of my Teacher Appreciation Week Series on My Favorite Things. Win some of my favorite teacher things including teaching resources for your classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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The Amazing Jewelry Maker You Need to Know

The Amazing Jewelry Designer You Need to Know | Fight human trafficking while shopping for funky, unique jewelry from Fancy Freedom Designs. Part of my Teacher Appreciation Week Series on My Favorite Things. Win some of my favorite teacher things including teaching resources for your classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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My Favorite Affordable Designer for Teacherpreneuers

My Favorite Affordable Designer for Teacherpreneuers | Meet Alexis of Laugh Eat Learn. She helps teacherpreneuers design their storefronts, blogs, and websites. Part of my Teacher Appreciation Week Series on My Favorite Things. Win some of my favorite teacher things including teaching resources for your classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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The Best Source for Free Teacher Fonts

The Best Source for Free Teacher Fonts | Looking for cute, free fonts to use on the teaching resources you create for your students? Look no further than KG Fonts! Part of my Teacher Appreciation Week Series on My Favorite Things. Win some of my favorite teacher things including teaching resources for your classroom. | everythingjustso.org

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My Go To Resource for the Best RtI Resources

My Go To Resource for the Best RtI Resources | Meet my go-to person for quality, research based RtI resources: Jen Jones of Hello Literacy. Part of my Teacher Appreciation Week Series on My Favorite Things. Win some of my favorite teacher things including teaching resources for your classroom.  | everythingjustso.org

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The Biggest Little Museum You Absolutely Must Visit

The Biggest Little Museum You Absolutely Must Visit | Do you love children’s books? Do you love artwork from children’s literature? Then this is the spot for you! Discover rare pieces of art, listen to popular authors and illustrators, and attend meaningful professional development. This treasure is simply a must-see for educators, artists, and anyone who loves children’s literature. | everythingjustso.org

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Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru

Five Resources that will Make You a Children's Book Guru | Improve your ability to match your students with books they love simply by expanding your knowledge of children’s books. Staying current on what’s new in children’s literature can be overwhelming with the vast number of books published every year. These five resources will keep you current and help you make book recommendations like a pro. | everythingjustso.org

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9 Unique Ways to use Digital Scrapbooks in the Classroom

9 Unique Ways to use Digital Scrapbooks in the Classroom | Nine simple unique ways to use digital scrapbooks at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year.  Perfect for both student and adult visual learners. Use digital scrapbooks to teach procedures, assist substitutes, wrap-up units, give as gifts, and so much more. | everythingjustso.org

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Celebrating Valentine's Day with a History of Chocolate

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a History of Chocolate | Bring rigor to your Valentine’s Day lessons with a mini-unit on the history of chocolate. Incorporate meaningful and engaging teaching resources during school holidays through thematic nonfiction units that teach important reading skills while students learn about the history of a holiday. | everythingjustso.org

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