Category Archives for Classroom Management

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Classroom Management Disaster

It can feel like you’re navigating a maze blindfolded while carrying a 100-pound backpack and getting hit with paintball pellets (Ouch!).I’m talking about classroom management – one the most challenging aspects of teaching today. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think my teaching program did a fair job of letting me know what I […]

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Setting Up Your Classroom: 9 Practical Things You May Not Have Thought Of

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. Getting your room ready for the school year can be extremely exciting. It’s also a whole lot of work. There are books to prepare, desks to arrange, decorations to create……The list seems never-ending. What we need to focus on most, though, is functionality. Yes, it’s great if […]

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The Teacher Success Roadmap

Come on, pull it together. If you lose your lunch meager breakfast in front of your class …. Well, that will be a doozy of a first impressionIt’s 5 till 8 on my first official day as a teacher, and I’m trying desperately to calm my nerves. But despite the cacophony of butterflies in my […]

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How to Calm the Chaos in Your Classroom

August always feels like a month of Sundays.And on one of those mid-August days filled with anxiety and anticipation about the upcoming school year I stumbled over the verse that has become my mantra this year. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to […]

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How to Make Homework Valuable & Hold Students Accountable

how teachers can manage homework, make homework valuable, and hold students accountable for homework

Click here for more information about the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast I stared in amazement and more than a bit of frustration at the crumpled, ripped half sheet of computer paper with 10 random answer scrawled on it. This was “Greg’s” homework. Or rather, it was supposed to be. At least Greg had turned something in, […]

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Simple Solutions to Track Missing Work: End the Missing Work Confusion

Tracking & collecting missing work may just be the bane of many teachers’ existence. It can be so hard to keep everything straight & incredibly frustrating trying to hound students to get it turned in. Aside from simply throwing zero’s in the gradebook and moving on, there’s no simple solution. But I do have some tried-and-true […]

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5 Common Back-to-School Mistakes Teachers Regret All Year

mistakes teachers make during back-to-school

It was sometime around October when my principal called me into his office & sat me down for a chat. “Do you know what’s happening behind your back?” he asked me. “You’ve got to muster all the authority you have and regain some control.”I’m pretty sure he could see the tears I was so desperately […]

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