Five Little Resources that will Save You in December

Five Little Resources that Will Save You in December | These five teaching resources will help you get organized and keep students engaged during school holidays. Don’t let the hustle during the holidays overwhelm you. Let me help you with organization tips, writing activities, and holiday activities perfect for upper elementary students in the month of December. | everythingjustso.org

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5 Important Reasons to Ditch Timers and Parent Signatures

Five Important Reasons to Ditch Timers | For years, students have been asked to sit beside timers, complete reading logs, and ask for parent signatures while reading independently at home. If you're still using timers and parent signature lines, I would encourage you to ask yourself why. I ditched reading timers and parent signature lines from my weekly reading log years ago and never looked back. Here are five crucial reasons to stop using both for your students' nightly reading. | everythingjustso.org

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Free Tools and Tips for a Successful School Year

Free Tools and Tips for a Successful School Year | A collection of organizing tips, classroom tools, and teaching resources to make this year’s back to school a success. Learn how to get organized, pick up a few classroom management strategies, find getting to know you resources, and more. | everythingjustso.org

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Six Simple, Proven Ways to Reach Your Most Difficult Student

Six Simple, Proven Ways to Reach Your Most Difficult Students | Looking for behavior management techniques that will reach even the most difficult students? Here are six classroom management strategies that will bring positive results with upper elementary students. Also included are a few free teaching resources to support you along the way. | everythingjustso.org

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Three Resources for Help to Ease Your Workload

Three Resources for Help to Ease Your Workload | As teachers, we often try to function as islands at school. Doing everything ourselves instead of asking for or accepting help. However, this superwoman mentality can only lead to isolation and burnout. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, utilize these three sources of help to simplify your workload and maintain a work-life balance. | everythingjustso.org

While that approach worked well in filtering distractions and getting my work done, it also resulted in severe fatigue and isolation. Not so great when trying to go the distance in a 35 year career. This week, I share with you three simple tips for simplifying your work load - organizing help.

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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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