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Creating a Rock Solid and Useful Sub Binder

Follow these tips for setting up a Sub Binder, Sub Folder, or Sub Tub to provide your substitute teacher with the forms and information they need to successfully run your class while you’re absent. Planning for a sub is a challenge for most of us. It will take you some

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Boost Student Engagement

Use these strategies for student engagement to grab and keep students’ attention today. These simple but powerful strategies will spark enthusiasm in you and every student in your classroom to make this your best year ever! You’re writing on board during class and you hear a loud sigh. You quickly

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Bulletin Boards that Work!

Bulletin Boards in my classroom need to be workhorses – meaning that they serve a purpose – not just be cute! I have posters displayed that I refer to constantly during class. My classroom is on the small side, so bulletin board space is very, very valuable real estate in

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Color-Coded Files for Organized Lesson Plans

How do you stay organized with your daily lessons – and planning ahead? One quick and easy way that I’ve learned – that actually WORKS for me – is using Color-Coded Files for my daily lesson plans. I will admit that I spend WAY too long planning my lessons and

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Absolutely FREE Task Card Guide

This free task card guide for teachers is FULL of engaging and fun student learning activities that your class will LOVE. Task cards are just the greatest thing since sliced bread (maybe not as great as Doritos, but waaayyy better than sliced bread!!) I’ve been using task cards for a

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Try Task Cards for Your Substitute Teacher Plans

Substitute teacher planning is faster and easier with task cards. So next time you’re lesson planning for a sub, use these ideas and tips for simple, smooth, and engaging plans that teachers and students will love. Best of all, you can use and reuse plans like this. Not too long

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