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Adopt a Hallway
To keep our school looking neat and clean, I suggested an 'Adopt a Hallway' program. Classes volunteered to police the halls for litter and our principal posted signs reminding us to 'Keep Riverside B...
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Blackmail File
When I was a fifth grade teacher, I kept what I called a Blackmail File. When a student repeated minor misbehaviors, I had a conference with the student and we wrote up what had been happening and cam...
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Brag Calls
As effective teachers, we recognize the importance and value of maintaining good communication between home and school. A fast, efficient, and easy way to do this is to do Brag Calls. I set criteria, ...
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Favorite Book Challenge
I taught at a middle school with very low level readers. We had a 20 minute SSR period every day. It was a struggle to take hold with both teachers and students. So, I decided to issue a challenge to ...
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Goal Notebooks
In order to keep parents connected, I send home a Goal Notebook on a daily basis. Each day I type a note to the parents about what is going on in our classroom, reminders of upcoming events, deadlines...
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Lesson Objectives
I give my students a copy of the objective for each lesson. My objectives are written in the format: 'By the time you finish class today you will be able to.' Each objective is followed by one or two ...
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Looping Preparation
I looped for several years with seventh and eighth graders. One thing I learned which was very important is that no matter how well you know your students at the end of one year, much growth occurs du...
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Math for ELL and/or Special Ed
I have used the Accelerated Math software (www.renlearn.com/am/default.htm) with great success. It works with ESL students as well as other struggling math learners, such as kids in special education ...
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New Year Resolutions
Read about how Ms. McGinley’s class sets their resolutions and goals in the New Year. Her students’ resolutions are documented on official paper, and they are held accountable for the goals they set.
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Opening Goals
Upon the opening of a new school year, I have the students write a letter to themselves identifying the goals that they would like to achieve during the year. The goals can range from the academic to ...
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