Best of Back to School Activities & Lessons

Aug 19th 2019

**Visit our Astute Hoot TPT store on August 20 for a bonus sale of 25% off using the code BTSBONUS19. Planning back to school lessons is similar to cooking a gourmet meal—you need several elaborate ingredients, thorough instructions, specific materials and a great […]

5 Easy Organization Hacks for Back to School

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Aug 18th 2019

**Visit our Astute Hoot TPT store on August 20 for a bonus sale of 25% off using the code BTSBONUS19. As veteran teachers, we know that Back to School often means countless meetings, endless hours of preparation and a great […]

Make Morning Meetings More Meaningful

Jun 28th 2016

The Morning Meeting should be the most meaningful 10 minutes of your day. Morning Meetings are at their best when they are the perfect blend of social, emotional, and academic activities. It is a time to reflect on yesterday’s success, set goals and […]

Walk the Line: 5 Tips to Teach Lining Up Procedures

Sep 26th 2014

Do you have difficulty getting your class to line up quickly and quietly? Does your line seem to go on forever? Like most teachers, I have experienced the frustrations of lining up and walking in line. Follow these five easy […]

Jennifer’s Summer Story

Jul 9th 2014

  Wow!  This summer is flying by so fast.  My boys attend a school with a modified year-round school schedule so that means that their first day of school is right around the corner on July 21st! Although I worked […]

The Costliest Mistake Teachers Can Make

Jul 28th 2013

With the implementation of Common Core standards and performance-based pay, teachers are under more pressure to perform than ever. Every minute must be devoted to instruction, causing teachers to cut any activity not directly aligned to standards. This intense pressure […]

Top Ten Tools for Back to School!

Jul 15th 2013

The new school year means endless meetings, countless hours of preparation and the dreaded Curriculum Night…all resulting in major stress! Let Astute Hoot: Tools for the Wise Teacher alleviate your pressure with our FREE Top 10 Tools for Back to […]