Tips for Dealing with Tattle Tales in Your Classroom

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  I think we have all had them. The angelic little ne’er-do-wells who are so deeply concerned with reporting the mishaps of everyone else instead of taking care of themselves. The tattle tales. For the most part, tattle tales are really trying to do well by the group. They are the do-gooders. The rule-followers. They […]

Pick My Pocket! A Permanent Center for Your Classroom

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You all know I just love sharing some of my favorite things from the “WAY BACK FILES” and this is another one.  For this months BRIGHT IDEA, I thought I would share my “Pick My Pocket” board. It is so simple. There are no gimmicks or magic buttons. It is just a large, laminated poster […]

Incentive Charts: More than a Marble Jar!

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It is time for another Bright Idea Linky Party and I am EXCITED! This is going to be another great month of awesome teacher tips and ideas! It is no secret that I am a bit of a hoarder and like to pull out ideas that I have used in my  classroom for years. I […]

Bully- A Great Book About Bullying

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This week I wanted to share another nearly wordless book that speaks volumes. Has anyone read the book Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seegar? If not, you need to put it on your back to school shopping list!!  It is such a great book for teaching about bullies and how the things people say can be […]

Compliment Chain!

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I “teach-lifted” this idea from my friend Deirdre a million years ago, and still use it everyday. I maintain a compliment chain to record the compliments we receive for walking in line and for our behavior in specials.  The class receives one link for every compliment.  When the chain hits the floor, they receive a […]