Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Organize your lessons, plan your curriculum, and see the big picture and small picture of your year.
Why I Don't Use Interactive Notebooks in my Secondary Classroom
So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum. But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time. Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!
Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.