I seriously wish that someone would have taught me the following two tricks 10 years ago...
1. Helping Hands
Forget the hassle of job charts; just the idea of their upkeep gives me anxiety. Helping Hands is a quick and efficient way to have helpers in your classroom. All you have to do is flip to the next two students each day. This way students get to help more often through a variety of jobs. My kiddos help with passing out papers and supplies, being line leader, pulling the lunch wagon, vacuuming the classroom, and taking out the recycling bin. If only I would have known 10 years ago that managing classroom jobs could be streamlined and effective.
2. Clip Chart Add Ons
What do you wish you would have known when you first started teaching?