Do you need some inspiration to feel motivated about starting another school year? I have teamed up with some talented teacher-authors to share inspirational ideas for next school year. From classroom organization to first day of school activities, this collection of blog posts will set you up for back-to-school success. There’s something for everyone from PreK to middle school. Here are a few favorite teacher blog posts (labeled by grade). I hope you find the posts as inspiring as I do.
K – 6th Grade
Start the School Year Off Right! will help you get ready for the busy season. Melissa Bonito from Peas in a Pod offers some smart tips and tricks to help set the stage for a smooth school year. You won’t want to miss her top 5 back to school tips, and how she goes about teaching classroom procedures!
2nd – 5th Grade
Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher is full of classroom design inspiration! She offers multiple pictures of her classroom throughout the years. Her latest post, My Students Are Amazing, offers a peek at her classroom door display for September. Hint**There’s a freebie in this post!
K – Middle School
In Organize & Transform Your Classroom, Suzy Memeo from StudentSavvy offers tips on creating a space that makes you happy! She will guide you as you come up with your plan, locate the problem areas in your classroom, and tackle them. Her beautiful designs are a must see!
Prek – 3rd Grade
Read all about creating a life long love for reading within each of our students in My Favorite Way to Increase Reading Engagement by Paula Beckerman from Paula’s Primary Classroom. She says, “After 25 years of teaching early childhood, I haven’t found any magic tricks that always work for everyone, each child is unique after all! There is, however, something that has served me incredibly well, year after year.” Find out what it is HERE!
3rd – 6th Grade
“How do you see your role in the classroom in terms of the first month of school?” That was a pivotal question on my job interview many years ago. Sometimes the more things change, the more the stay the same. Whether it was asked during your interview or not, the answer can make or break your classroom management plan. If you don’t accomplish anything else during the first weeks of school but to have control of your class, then you have done a good job! It was my answer and the school superintendent interviewing me agreed! Read more about how Kathleen Guleksen, from A Plus Kids, does just that!
Hint**There is a freebie in this post!
We are so happy to share these tips with you. Do you have any beginning-of-the-year strategies that work well for you? We would love to hear them. Please leave your tip or comment below.