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Absent Students II
One of the things I hate dealing with is parents and little brothers and sisters coming in at the end of the day wanting the missed homework for an ill student. The way I deal with this is to have a s...
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Absolute Deadlines
We started a new grading policy this year. We give 80% for academic grades and 20% for productivity. Academic grades include those assignments that are tests, quizzes, and projects. Productivity grade...
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Adjustable Seating Chart
I trim post-it notes to fit my seating chart board. By using these stickers, I can quickly relocate students to a new seat without messing up my whole chart. I also photocopy the chart weekly and use ...
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Alarming Time Management
When I was a classroom teacher, my class and I would often get involved in lessons and the time for lunch and specials would creep up on us...
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Ask Three Before Me
This "oldie but goodie" still has legs. Teaching in a K-6 computer lab with 20+ students at a time can be quite taxing when the questions come fast and furious...
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Assigned Weekly Monitors
I find that having assigned weekly monitors cuts down on the kids begging to be a helper. Every week I choose a clerk, a librarian, a folder monitor and a custodian. The clerk passes out papers, the l...
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Band-Aid Bag
After years of being interrupted for band-aides, I tacked a plastic bag to the wall at student eye level. Now all I have to do is glance at the wound, give a nod, and the child gets her own band-aid. ...
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Beat That Time
When teaching multiplication tables, I print out flashcards from http://www.multiplication.com and give each child a copy to put in a Ziploc bag. The students take daily timed tests, starting with 30 ...
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By the Alphabet, I
When I have papers collected by a student, I have an alphabetical list of all students in each class on the wall and have the papers collected in alphabetical order. This eliminates the wasted time us...
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By the Alphabet, II
I teach 6th grade language arts, reading, and social studies. I have taught 20 years. Two years ago, I decided to collect everything in alphabetical order. It certainly does help when recording the gr...
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