Category Archives for Classroom Management

What to Do When Your Students Are Out to Make You Miserable

Dear First-Year Teacher, If you’re frustrated & confused, wondering why your kids are treating you like dirt, let me tell you that you’re not alone. A first-year teacher recently posted a question in our Christian Teachers’ Lounge Facebook group that brought me right back to my early teaching days of “what on earth am I […]

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7 Books You Don’t Want to Miss (They’ve Changed My Life)

I love books. Always have. I’ve devoured so many of them and have learned so much. I’m guessing if you’re reading this right now that you feel the same way. But every now and then you come across a book that’s truly special. And it’s not necessarily because it’s super entertaining, popular, or even your […]

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4 unusual tips to cut out tantrums & teach preschoolers to obey

4 unusual ways to cut out tantrums & teach your toddler or preschooler to obey

Let me start by saying that I have way more experience dealing with tantrums than I care to admit. My precious two-year-old has inherited some serious anger issues and occasionally (okay, often) will throw an all-out tantrum such as the world has never seen. I’m talking the writhing & screaming on the grocery store floor […]

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3 Ways to Add Movement to the Classroom

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So thankful to feature this guest post by Jenn Larson from The Teacher Next Door. The research on adding movement in the classroom is clear. Not only does movement increase student learning, enhances concentration, boosts on-task behavior, and improves student attitudes, but it also decreases stress levels, while increasing happiness levels. Kind of makes you want […]

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