Hacks, tips, and tricks for digital organization & saving time with tech

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: The Productivity Roundtable talks about time-saving tech tips and tricks for digital organization for teachers. I’ve always thought it would be really cool to get a group of master teachers together to hash out some of their toughest challenges and also to share what’s working. So, I’ve […]

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9 classroom organization tips for the new year

I’ve invited Calloway House to the blog today to share some ideas for starting the new year by thinking about what works (and what doesn’t) for organization in your classroom. Calloway House is a trusted educational supply resource for teachers and schools with a wide range of classroom supplies and organizational products. The company has compensated me […]

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A new digital magazine for classroom organization

Here’s something fun for your weekend–an interactive digital magazine that shares classroom management and organization ideas! Created by Charity Preston of The Organized Classroom Blog, the magazine is a great new resource with practical solutions for organizing your classroom. There are also fast, simple organization challenges for the upcoming month, and stories and suggestions from fellow teachers. […]

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6 classroom organization tips to help kids with ADHD

I love a colorful, well-decorated classroom! But students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) don’t always share that enthusiasm. Some kids with attention challenges are easily distracted by a cluttered, crowded learning environment, so it’s necessary to organize your classroom carefully. These tips are designed to help you create a cozy […]

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Teachers’ Best Organization Ideas

Some of my best organization ideas have come from visiting my colleague’s classrooms and checking out photos that teachers have emailed to me. This page includes a compilation of some of my favorite organization tips submitted by teachers. Click on any photo to enlarge. Organization tips from teachers This is how Mrs. Dreiss, a 3rd […]

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What’s your best advice for student teachers?

Last week, I added a new page to the site called Classroom Management Tips for Student Teachers. I then asked educators on Facebook to share their best advice for student teachers and practicum teachers. There are some amazing responses in the thread! I’ve compiled some of the most helpful tips for this post, but you can […]

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Routines and Procedures

What’s Here Establishing predictable routines is a critical part of classroom management because routines form the framework for instruction.  This page will provide you with resources for creating daily routines and teaching them to students. You’ll learn how to set, model, practice, and reinforce your expectations for any and every procedure you’d like kids to […]

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Living an organized life as a teacher (with Lisa Woodruff)

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to become an organized teacher with Organize 365’s Lisa Woodruff. I’m speaking today with Lisa Woodruff. She is a former classroom teacher who now owns her own business and teaches organizational skills for a living. I am a subscriber to her Organize 365 podcast, which I […]

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How to start a Girls Who Code free afterschool program in your community

According to LinkedIn, the most in-demand skill for 2017 will be computing. This comes as no surprise since tech jobs have become the highest paid in the US and in other parts of the world. Sadly, despite the rising number of people going into computing, less than a quarter are females…and that number is actually on the decline.  […]

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A simpler way to teach writing: the one trait rubric

I used to spend hours grading students essays and felt extremely frustrated by the subjectiveness of my system. It was very difficult to think about all six traits of effective writing–ideas/content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions–at one time while grading. I’d often get sidetracked by mistakes in one area, such as spelling or […]

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