Stories of Building Relationships with Students

Dante PryorBlog, Class Management

There is nothing more important to a classroom than the relationships you form with your students. I learned early as a teacher the old adage, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Something as simple as a birthday card can be such an inspiration to a child. It is assumed that since we … Read More

Parent Communication: Starting Your Year Off on the Right Foot

Erin HallBlog, Start Here

Parent Communication - Starting Your Year off on The Right Foot

Have you set up effective parent communication? I am incredibly excited to start another year of teaching next week! In the midst of preparing my seating charts and first day activities, I have also begun to lay the foundation for consistent parent communication throughout my entire school year. This is one of the most important steps to take in the … Read More

5 Simple Strategies to CRAFT a Need-Satisfying Classroom

Allyson ApseyBlog, Class Management

5 Simple Strategies to CRAFT a Need-Satisfying Classroom by Allyson Apsey

When I first became a teacher, I was horrible at classroom management. When I say horrible, I mean “pulling my hair out because I couldn’t control the classroom for the life of me” horrible. Years later, I learned that I was almost fired that first year. Yes…I was that bad. Fortunately, someone saw a glimmer of hope in me and … Read More