Management in the classroom is a big deal. It can literally make or break your entire school year, so any helpful tip is always a welcome one. Today, I had the opportunity to review a pretty cool app called Classroom Management Essentials. This app is wonderful for all areas of classroom management, including the physical environment, rules & routines, caring relationships, engaging instruction, and discipline.
I love how each of the categories starts with a best practices video from an expert that has actually taught in the field. After watching the video, you move on to Step Two, where each category has some more great advice listed in bulleted lists, which makes it super handy to consult if you are limited in time. The third step is called "Teacher Talk." There are videos of several other experts, who discuss on a teacher-to-teacher basis how they utilize the ideas in their classrooms.
Here are a bunch of pictures from inside the app on my iPad below (and you can download the app to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch):
I love practical, how-to advice from teachers to teachers in this app! Make sure you stop by their website, iTunes store, and Facebook fan page to say hello, especially since they have agreed to go a giveaway for THREE lucky readers here at The Organized Classroom Blog! Whoo hoo!
Fill out the entry form below and good luck to all who enter from Classroom Management Essentials and The Organized Classroom Blog!
Winners (notified via email): Bethany B., Lee P., and Trish P.