Category: Classroom Management

5 Ways to Fit in Social Emotional Learning in your upper elementary classroom

5 Ways to Fit in SEL in Upper Elementary

Some links are Amazon affiliate links, which means they earn me a small commission at no cost to you. 🙂 Social Emotional Learning Made Easy Do you ever feel like if you get asked to cover one more topic in the limited time you have, your brain might explode? Me

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Image: Excited teacher, text: Tips to Keep Students Engaged, engagement strategies that work

Engagement Strategies that Work

One time, while teaching a grammar lesson, a student pointed out to me, “Hey Mrs. Veise, your voice gets more excited when we’re learning something boring.” Yup. You got me. Not every topic is exciting. That’s why I’ve tried every different engagement trick I can think of to keep my

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Teacher covering head with hands while students talk in the background. Text: Help! My Class Won't Stop Talking! Strategies for getting your class back on track

Classroom Mangement: My class won’t stop talking

We’ve all had that class before. The one that never stops talking long enough to breathe.  Two things to consider before jumping the gun: Once you’re sure you’ve done what you can, then it’s onto more talking specific strategies for classroom management. Here’s a quick list of strategies I’ve used

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Small Group Classroom Management Strategies

Small Group Classroom Management Strategies

At the end of our first quarter last year, I had to review my small group set up. At this point, my system had been in place 8-10 weeks. Even with some crazy interruptions, this is a good time to evaluate any classroom management system. You’ve probably given enough time to

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Incorporate Student Choice: Person Sitting in a Thinking Pose

Incorporating Student Choice in Upper Elementary

A huge part of my relationship building is offering student choice. Kids often feel like their voices aren’t heard, and there are many parts of their day where they can’t make choices. By empowering my students in smaller ways, they’re able to have a voice, and they don’t fight me

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DIY Classroom Incentive

The one with simple DIY classroom incentives

As a type B teacher (and also as a part of my classroom philosophy), I like to think less is more. Most of the year, I’ve done a simple class incentive, FUN FRIDAY. We earn letters for working hard, persevering through a challenge, and being complimented by other adults in

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Classroom out of control? Management reboot is here.

The one about rebooting classroom management

If you’ve been here for a minute, you know I take classroom management seriously. Maybe you took my free course to kickstart your classroom management at the beginning of the year. But it’s January and we’re wayyyy past the honeymoon phase. There are times throughout the school year when your

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The Morning Messages You Need and Three Reasons why these will change your classroom

The one about morning messages for upper elementary

Everyone needs to use morning messages in their classroom, upper elementary and beyond. The summer after I had the toughest class, I spent a ridiculous amount of time scouring social media for the best classroom management solution. I was determined not to deal with the same amount of stress the

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First Week Plans are Here for Back to School

The one with first week plans for back to school

Back to school is upon us, which means you have to wrack your brain to remember what you even did at the beginning of last year. Don’t stress! I’m ready to share my first week plans for upper elementary with you. Key elements to my plans: Establish classroom culture. Build

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