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Top Ten Classroom Management Tips

Katie Kinder’s Top Ten Classroom Management Tips by Katie Kinder  Learn their names; be relentless about pronouncing their names correctly.  On day one, don’t take attendance out loud.  The kids are not loyal to you yet, but they are loyal to the other students sitting in the room.  They will save face in front of them, so be discreet.  Have the students be working on something while you move about the room saying hello to each student, and learning how to pronounce their names, and what they go by.   Any issue that arises beginning on day one, you must address. 

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Hardest Year Ever

Episode 6: Hardest Year Ever Erin & Rick chat with Molly Patterson , a 6th grade English teacher in her third year of teaching. This has been such a hard year for so many and we dig into it. We discuss the many of the joys and struggles that come with being a young teacher, appreciating each and every one of our students, and working our contract hours. Be sure to check out Molly’s podcast, been there on Anchor. Visit anchor.fm/beentherepod to listen now. Don’t forget, you can listen to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and more. Get in

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Winter Devolson

Winter Devolson: Dark, Evil, Vortex Of Life, Students On No-sun by Katie Kinder “This is an acronym for a phrase coined by a teacher as a way to describe the busiest and often most difficult time of year to be a teacher. It stands for the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November. (Obviously, it’s not always dark or evil, but the acronym isn’t as fun without dramatic adjectives.).” I struggle in the winter. I do not like the cold. It makes me want to burrow under a mound of blankets sit on my couch, surrounded by heating

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