Classroom Systems and Organization

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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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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Simple Classroom Policies

Today we are going to tackle the first step in setting up your classroom, without even stepping foot into your classroom. Let’s extend that summer feeling a little bit longer while getting your confidence up and running for the first day of school by tackling classroom policies Hey guys, Sam here with our special series […]

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Focus on Conquering the Teacher Task List

Teacher task lists are never ending. With so much to accomplish we can often become overwhelmed to the point of not getting ANY of it done. Instead of sitting in the Sunday Scaries knowing the work and grading are piling up, let me share the simplest trick to getting back on track! Being Productive with […]

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Classroom Strategies: 5 HS Classroom Jobs to Save Your Sanity

Teachers are overloaded with so many tasks and to-dos through the day, but we don’t have to be as overworked as we think! There’s a few simple steps to reducing teacher stress and anxiety through delegation through classroom jobs. Let’s dive in and look at classroom jobs that will take things off of your plate […]

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Teaching Study Tips: Color in the Classroom

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If your students struggle to retain information, focus, and want more study skills, you’ll want to let them color in your classroom! That’s right, teaching your students to color and doodle all over their notes is scientifically proven to help memory and understanding. Let me show you the why, the how, and sign up below […]

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