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my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front

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BALLS OF STEEL: The 'Magic Trick' to Selling a Screenplay

Teach a Growth Mindset! Being capable learners is not inborn. Our minds never stop learning. Believing in the ability to master new things is an important lesson.

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15 Organizational Hacks For Teachers (That You’ll Want To Steal For Yourself!)

This time of year there’s no one more highly organized than a teacher. In addition to getting all those seating charts, lesson plans, and assignments in hand, an ultra-tidy classroom space makes all the rest of those tasks easier. So you can bet teachers keep their rooms and desks shipshape. Luckily, that means there’s lots of smart, crafty, even downright cheap ideas out there to crib from.

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37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.

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Foil Figure Sculpture (Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists)

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Teachers desks have a habit of becoming cluttered messes. My aim is to have an organised desk that models my expectations for the students desks. Lets hope I live up to my aim and not fall into cluttered mayhem due to the busyness of teaching.

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30+ Desk Accessories That Will Make Your Day Better

Make your office a happier place. 1. Sloth Paper Clips fredandfriends.com Use these sloths to keep your papers together or hang them from a “vine” on your bulletin board. Both options are equally adorable. Price: $12 2. Beard Sticky Notes doiydesign.com Finish up the notes and “discover what is hidden beneath all that beard.” Price: $6 3. Critter Dusting Ball …

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This is perfect for each of the work spaces in my classroom. Then, we all have access to our necessary materials, as do the kids. TIME SAVER... no more "I don't have a pencil" or "Where are the pencils again?" or "Can I get an eraser? My pencil doesn't have one!"

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