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Classroom Management

Recently, I had the opportunity to observe a program that is similar to mine. We both have self-contained elementary classrooms, we have similar training, and we each have 4 teaching assistants. The difference? The other teacher is needed to answer EVERY question and to make EVERY decision…

It’s that magical time of year. You can feel the entire holidays stretching out in front of you. Your assessment is finished. There’s that buzz in the air that only comes with end-of-year carols and class parties. But as any teacher knows, surviving that last week is no mean feat. We face several HUGE jobs like cleaning out our spaces and managing over-excited and over-tired children…