Teacher Systems

How To Unit Plan in Simple Steps

Many teachers are never taught how to create an effective unit plan from scratch. Most aren’t even given any information or tools to get started. That was how I learned, but after 14 preps in 5 years of creating most units from scratch, I want to share the simple steps I use to unit plan. […]

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Science Current Event Worksheet: No Prep Sub Plans

In the Age of Technology, are your students practicing their science literacy and understanding? Are you looking for engaging, no-prep, emergency sub lesson plans to fit in with your curriculum, whenever you may need it? Everyday there are new science current event stories that could pique the interest of your student while learning about the newest technology and […]

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Peer Review Form: TAG method

Simplify grading and help your students assess their own work by providing a peer review outline for them. Let’s walk through how to use a successful peer review form and rubrics to improve your students learning and understanding. What is the Peer Review Form: TAG method Peer reviews are a simple method where you ask […]

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Plan to Thrive instead of Survive

Teachers struggle to keep up with the day to day work, and sometimes we think that Friday should be the day we prep for the entire next week. Instead, I think that we should move our Friday prep so that it can be the start of a beautiful new and relaxing weekend! Let’s talk about […]

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3 No-Prep Review Activities

Steal 3 of my no-prep review activities that allows the students to take charge of their reviews in a creative way with less strain and effort on your part. 3 No-Prep Review Activities to Steal Transcript We are coming up right before break, and I know that you are tired, but also your students are […]

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Steps for a Digital Declutter

Digital declutter steps will help you feel in control of the technology you are bombarded with for hours and hours every day. Here are simple steps to do a quick and easy digital declutter. Digital Declutter Transcript There’s two main types of people in this world, and it’s those who can handle the notification icons […]

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How To Simplify a Classroom Task List

The classroom task list can get overwhelming very quickly. Teachers have a million and one things to do and we will never actually reach the end of the list. But, what if we didn’t have to? Let’s walk through steps to simplify your classroom task list. Simplify the Classroom Task List Transcript I’m gonna jump […]

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5 Classroom Templates for First Year Teachers

Classroom templates are a teacher life-saver when things get stressful. Instead of waiting until year 3-4 to get them set up, let’s relieve some of that stress before year 1. This is a transcript of Episode 10 of the Simple Systems with Sam Podcast. If you’d prefer to listen to the episode, there is an […]

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Classroom Setup: Think efficient

Classroom setup is the most exciting part of a new classroom, but there are some things to keep in mind when setting these spaces up. How can we make your classroom an effective space for learning and teaching? Here are a few tips you probably haven’t heard. This is a transcript of Episode 8 of […]

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4 Burner Method: Prioritize your Schedule

If you’re struggling to fit your goals and priorities into your day, let’s discuss the 4 burner method and how it can work with block schedules to create a streamlined and productive path to feeling accomplished. This is a transcript of Episode 5 of the Simple Systems with Sam podcast. If you prefer to listen, […]

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