This site has a lot of great advice on classroom procedures and activities, but it also has a lot of advice on dealing with parents that I think would be very helpful. This site really would help guide me in creating an effective and engaging classroom.
his packet is perfect for 8th grade language arts teachers. It contains 42 common core posters for all 8th grade language arts standards including Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language.
brilliant way to grade math notebooks: make up a 4-5 question quiz each week with questions like "what was the vocab definition from page 6?" "write the problem, work, and answer from question #5 on page 28." then just collect and grade the quizzes--NOT the entire notebook! Also the questions are very easy to change between class periods to cut down on hallway chitchat. BRILLIANT!