Hello dear teacher! Does any of this sound familiar?
- You want to create an amazing classroom experience for your kids, but you're not sure where to begin.
- You see all these "classroom makeovers" shared on social media and you are wondering if that is how your room should look (spoiler alert: it shouldn't).
- You spend half your instructional time managing behaviours and the idea of running small-group instruction makes you break out in a sweat.
If so, you are NOT alone.
(...but there is another way!)
After 21 years in the classroom with 5 years in special education, I've discovered what works (and doesn't!) when it comes to creating joyful classrooms and building strong learners.
I've compiled the complete guide on setting up your Joyful Classroom, including The Space, The People, and The Lessons.
And for a limited time, you can grab the entire bundle
- for just $15 CAD ($12 USD)
Here's what you'll find inside...
You'll get practical advice on how to set up the physical layout of your classroom, from setting up the special areas, to layout, to furniture placement, warm touches and more.
:: Why does a thoughtfully organized classroom space matter?
:: Can your classroom space affect student learning?
:: Does your room need to look like those you’ve seen on Pinterest and Instagram?
:: What are the six considerations for a highly effective classroom space?
In this section, you'll learn how to create your classroom culture through rules, routines (SUCH a game-changer!) and how to incorporate growth mindset to set your students up for success.
:: Why do you need classroom rules?
:: What should your classroom rules be?
:: Who writes the rules?
:: How do you positively support children in following rules?
:: Examples and brainstorming exercise
:: Classroom rules checklist ✅
:: What’s the difference between rules & routines?
:: What routines should you consider?
:: How do you share routines with students?
:: How do you consolidate learning and maintain routines?
:: How can you share routines with new students and guest teachers?
:: What messages about learners and learning do I want to share with my class?
:: Where do I start in teaching Growth Mindset?
:: What might Growth Mindset messages look like?
:: What is Optimistic Thinking?
:: Can it be taught?
And finally, you'll get also get a set of literacy lessons you can use to kick-off the year (or use throughout the year!)
:: How do I start my literacy program?
:: How can I get books in student hands from day one?
:: How can I make reading class joyful?
:: How can I help students get curious about and discover who they are as readers?
Let's create the classroom environment you and your students deserve!
sale: $15 (CAD)
Hi! I'm Stacey.
There are a lot of teacher resources out there, but not all are very effective or based on best-practice. I've compiled my 20 years of teaching experience and obsession with keeping up with the latest research. I want to help you create a more joyful classroom experience (and reclaim your weekends).
The Teacher Notes | Kamloops, BC, V2C 2W9