Monthly Deliveries?

For years and years teachers have been asking The Mailbox to deliver teaching ideas every month of the year. And guess what? We are now doing just that! All Gold subscribers receive a fun- and skill-filled digital delivery of grade-appropriate teaching ideas each and every month of the entire year—that’s twelve digital deliveries in all….

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Positive Reinforcement

It’s here! It’s here! The holiday season is upon us. You know the one—when students are more wiggly and giggly and chatty. You just might need to have something special that grabs their attention to reinforce positive behavior. I looked around on our Pinterest boards and found this really fun behavior-reinforcement plan. It’s hot cocoa–themed,…

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Burnout!

Classroom management is one of the main reasons for job burnout and attrition in first-year teachers. I remember that first year of teaching; as classroom management goes, it wasn’t pretty. There was pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth and wails of frustration—and that was me in the car on the way home from work…

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Simple Tips!

Sometimes the best teacher tips use the simplest supplies—or no supplies at all! Check out my current favorite tips that you can implement in a jiffy. Need to get students’ attention? Do it with an invisible remote control (or a real one you don’t use anymore). Simply pantomime holding up a remote and say “click”…

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