Category: Classroom Management and Organization

Managing the Professional Development Paper Overload

As education professionals, we attend a lot of professional development sessions each year and into our summers. Up until recently, I did not have a proper system for storing the information.   When I first started teaching I made a new paper file folder for each session and put all

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The Classroom Pet Debate

As teacher we never really turn off that part of our brain that makes us teachers. Even though most of us are on holidays right now we are still thinking about our classrooms. I was at an antique flea market yesterday, and kept taking photos of old technology so I

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End of the year activity ideas from experienced teachers. Read how you can make your end of the year finish great from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

End of the Year Tips for Teachers

  It is that time of year again when both teachers and students are wishing the days away until summer holidays begin. I still have a full month of school left before summer holidays begin so it is very important that I stick to my regular routine and schedule as

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Keeping the Classroom Organized

  Do you feel a constant need to keep your classroom and teaching materials organized and neat? I NEED to be organized in my classroom. If I am not I feel physically awful.  Recently, I wrote a very detailed guest post at Charity Preston’s The Organized Classroom Blog about keeping

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Managing the Paper Monster in Notebooks

For years I have been struggling to combine photocopied sheets with notebooks with minimal success UNTIL this year when a student showed me their idea and it took off in my classroom.  When I need my students to complete worksheets gluing them into their notebooks does not work because then

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Classroom Management Noise Warning System

For this version of a noise-o-meter I was inspired by the commercials from when I was a kid of the emergency broadcast system. I remember waking up in the middle of the night, having fallen asleep with the TV on, only to be startled awake by a loud noise and

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Middle School Classroom Reveal

I have already finished three weeks of school. I have no idea where the time has gone. I am very happy with my schedule, and all the lovely kids I get to see daily. The best thing about teaching middle school kids is their sense of humour. They laugh at

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Tips and photos on how to organize your book clubs, literature circle or guided reading novel sets by 2 Peas and a Dog.

Organizing Literature Circle Sets

I love back to school season because it makes me reorganize everything not only in my classroom, but I also tackle areas of my house that I feel need more TLC. Today I cleaned my closet, threw out junk from the basement and organized my jewelry box.  All of this

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