Classroom Management, Classroom Organisation & Behaviour Management Hacks

I’ve found these ideas handy. They’re all my photos but aren’t all my own original ideas.

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I started the magic item clean up game with my kids. My classroom has never been so clean. It is hilarious to watch them run around looking for extra scraps of paper. I promised them scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers because they were doing such a great job. Got one of each scent. Surely I’m the coolest teacher ever! To play choose a new piece of rubbish each pack up and give the child who picks it up a sticker. They go nuts looking for the magic item!

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I picked up this little baby for $15 from Kmart and created name cards for my superstar of the day behaviour recognition system.

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I started my Positive Post Box with my first class. I’ve found a new box and had an idea to update the idea behind it.

Originally kids would leave little positive notes for each other or write something good about their day to share with the class. It didn’t take off. We were too busy.

I’ve decided to print little kindness cards and positive notes for the kids to write a note on the back to say thank you to a friend or to recognise a class mate doing the right thing, trying really hard, having a positive outlook or for helping each other out. I feel like it fit in with our school focus on growth mindsets.

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This is my peace and quiet necklace. I trained my last class not to interrupt unless it was an emergency if I was wearing my necklace. It worked like a charm. I was genuinely surprised as they’d interrupt constantly during reading sessions and while I was trying to test kids who had missed things the week before.

Other people have said they use glasses, hats, yard duty vests, headbands with ears or antennas, hats and capes.

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I found a stack of name letters from old pencil cases. I’m cutting them up so my kids can make their spelling words out of them. Saves money on colour printing!

14590350_10154679660207269_7903027721457073529_n.jpgI keep a calm down box in my classroom to help kids to chill out during moments of stress.

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Paint chip cards make brilliant flash cards – no cutting and or laminating required!

11041045_10153443183737269_2959327380373135540_n.jpgQuite possibly my smartest ever move. Double the laminating in half the time.

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Add a little colour to IKEA magazine holders. I’m pretty impressed with how the colours turned out. I store my books according to category in labelled magazine holders.

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Classroom game balls all set to go for Monday!

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Inspiration wall from my very first classroom. Dreams really do come true! I was totally onto the growth mindset idea before it was a thing!

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Freebies for Australian Shoppers

As a teacher, I love a good freebie. I spend so much money on resources and teaching aids for my school children, that I always find myself a little bit excited about a freebie. Especially if it’s one for me! I’ve put together a list of the freebies I’ve found for Australians.

Boost Juice – every 10th drink free and a free birthday Boost for VIBE Clubmembers 

C Coffee (On The Run) – free coffee when you download the app and then every 5th or 6th coffee free

Muffin Break – free birthday muffin and every 5th coffee free. I scored a free coffee for downloading the app too!

Cold Rock – free birthday icecream

CIBO – free coffee when you download the app

Maccas – every 6th coffee free with the app 

Bom Dia Bows – free acaai bowl once you’ve accumulated enough points

Pure Coffee Boutique – free coffee once you’ve accumulated enough points

Cafe Argo – free birthday coffee

Paleo Cafe – score $20 towards a birthday meal

Sumo Salad – free birthday salad

San Churros – free birthday churros

Cosmetics Fragrance Direct – free $10 discount voucher

Juice Bureau – free juice when you reach 100 points

Kiki K – $10 welcome voucher, $10 anniversary voucher and $10 birthday voucher. I love this as I’ve been lucky enough to receive vouchers that don’t require a minimum spend. They have beautiful little pen packs for $9.95. It’s not often that you score something that’s 100% free!

Fireflies – $50 voucher when you’ve accumulated enough points. It’s easy one when you’ve got a Kate Spade addiction! (Whoops)

Salsas Mex – free birthday burrito

Dymocks – free birthday voucher

Bonds – free birthday voucher

Sportscraft – free birthday voucher

Crossroads – free birthday voucher

Mimco – free birthday voucher

Witchery – free birthday voucher

*disclaimer: some offers may be seasonal or available for a limited time only. You may need to make an initial purchase to gain access to a membership and maintain regular purchases. You’ll probably need to be preregistered for birthday specials and offers. Terms and conditions apply to all of these offers. I’m not affiliated with these businesses and have nothing to do with their offers.