12 Game-Changing Classroom Behavior Management Strategies to Transform Your Teaching

12 Game-Changing Classroom Behavior Management Strategies to Transform Your Teaching

There’s no denying that one of the hardest parts of teaching for any new teacher is classroom management. In fact, teachers who are still struggling with students’ behavior years into their careers will find it hard to accomplish much in terms of student growth and test scores – the thing upon which our careers seem…

How to Deal with an Angry Parent as a Teacher – 6 Important Steps

How to Deal with an Angry Parent as a Teacher – 6 Important Steps

If you’ve been teaching any length of time at all, you’ve probably dealt with a parent who was unhappy with you. Sometimes they are totally in the wrong, and other times the upset parent had a right to be a little peeved. None of us are perfect. Here are six steps that outline how to…

What Do Teachers Need for their Classrooms? 18 Clever Gifts that Hit the Mark

What Do Teachers Need for their Classrooms? 18 Clever Gifts that Hit the Mark

If you’re looking to buy a gift for teachers, you’re better off asking yourself, “What do teachers need for their classrooms?” As you’re probably well aware, most teachers furnish their classrooms from their own pockets. Teachers are notoriously Pinteresty and love to visit each other’s classrooms, get ideas, and make things pretty and homey. Some…

Why Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Let Kids Go to the Bathroom (and how to solve the problem)

Why Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Let Kids Go to the Bathroom (and how to solve the problem)

I am a former classroom teacher, current literacy interventionist, and a mom of three young kids who will NOT be having accidents in their classrooms. There’s a lot of outrage over potty policies in American public schools, and parents are worried because their child’s teacher won’t let kids go to the bathroom. There was even…

11 Strategies that Work: How to Handle Bullying in the Classroom

11 Strategies that Work: How to Handle Bullying in the Classroom

We’ve all wondered how to handle bullying in the classroom. Usually, there’s a specific behavior that’s happening, and it’s so much more complicated at the human level than the media makes it seem. It would be great if you could just slap a consequence or two on the “mean kid,” call home, and nip the…

How to Switch Teachers in Elementary School (It’s Not As Easy as You Think)

How to Switch Teachers in Elementary School (It’s Not As Easy as You Think)

If you’re wondering how to switch teachers in elementary school, you should know that it’s not always easy, and for good reason! Occasionally, there are compelling reasons to move a child to a different class. This post will help parents understand why administrators are reluctant to honor parent requests for a teacher change, and also…