Classroom Management

Fidget Spinner: A Stress-Reliever, Or a Mere Toy?

Fidget Spinner: A Stress-Reliever, Or a Mere Toy?

Some kids just need to fidget...but don't let it negatively affect their learning! A new trend has made its way into the classroom: the fidget spinner. The long hours in a school day tend to make it difficult for children to focus. Many fidget devices have been...

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8 Tips for New Teachers

8 Tips for New Teachers

Stay healthy, be professional, honor your students, and establish good classroom management! As the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, many new teachers begin to plan for the next steps of their lives. While in college, these new teachers have taken hundreds of...

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17 Summer Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

17 Summer Activities to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

In fact, you may already be doing many of these things and just don't realize it! Children begin to empty classrooms as the final bell has rung. The hallways once filled with hurried feet have become vacant. Summer vacation is here. We once had the responsibility to...

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How to Create a Lightbulb Moment in the Classroom

How to Create a Lightbulb Moment in the Classroom

I love watching students have that lightbulb moment when they understand something and know that hard work pays off. When asked what the most rewarding part about being a teacher is, many answer that it is when a student has a "lightbulb" moment. Watching as a child...

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How Parental Involvement Impacts Your Classroom

How Parental Involvement Impacts Your Classroom

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the involvement of parents. When seeking ways to improve performance and morale in the classroom, very rarely does a teacher lean toward parental involvement as a solution. There are many reasons...

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6 Back to School Resources To Start “Hearting” Now

6 Back to School Resources To Start “Hearting” Now

Back to School is one of my favorite times of the year, especially meeting my new class! If you've been a fan of Have Fun Teaching for a while, you know that we have some of the best resources that will get your kids engaged in learning. With a Have Fun Teaching...

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Teachers Helping Teachers

Teachers Helping Teachers

Teaching should be a community, where teachers help teachers! It's your first day teaching at your new school. From day one, you pick up a negative vibe from a few of your co-workers. Rather than address the issues, you and your co-workers distance yourselves from...

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5 Struggles Teachers Face

5 Struggles Teachers Face

Sometimes, teachers are faced with struggles...but there are ways to overcome and enjoy your career! While teaching is an extremely rewarding career, we all have our struggles from time to time. Teachers want the best for each child that walks into their classroom....

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How to Continually Challenge your Students

How to Continually Challenge your Students

They may seem bored, and may show poor behavior, but they may just need to be challenged! In today's schools, each classroom is a diverse and unique place. Every student has their own learning style and pace. This causes some children to fall behind and others to...

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