Charity Preston
Contributor and Education Blogger

Charity Preston is an experienced teacher and creator of the Organized Classroom blog.



Classroom Seating Chart
With the winter holiday break over, many teachers are buckling down and getting ready to put learning into high gear in anticipation of standardized testing season, which will be upon us before we...
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Classroom Environment
With Open House, Meet the Teacher Night, and Curriculum Night upon many, it is time to survey whether or not your classroom is welcoming. Here are some tips on how to use the five senses to guide...
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Classroom Organization Tips
The new year brings with it the opportunity to reflect on what works and what doesn’t in our classrooms.  While many teachers do that on a regular basis with their teaching methodology, when was...
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alternative assessments for learning
When people think of assessment, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. Assessment does not always have to involve paper and pencil, but can instead be a project, an...
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Easy Differentiated Instruction
Finding easy ways to implement DI is – believe it or not – very achievable even with the busiest teacher’s schedule!   Differentiation of instruction can be done in one of three ways (or a...
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Teacher Organization Tips
With Spring upon us, and the warmer temperatures on their way, it is a great time to think about spring cleaning those filing cabinets!   Follow my simple filing method to ensure that you never...
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DI Activity Menus
Every classroom has a wide range of student abilities – even if your class is already ability grouped. To maxmize "downtime" after some students have completed their classwork and...
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Behavior Management
When facing classroom behavior problems, it can take a toll mentally, emotionally, and sometimes even physically! The worst part is how it disrupts learning for other students.   No behavior...
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Parent Teacher Conferences
Does thinking about the end of the grading quarter leave you dreading the impending parent conferences? While most teachers will be scrambling to wrap up assessments and prep for parental visitors,...
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Do you have parents who claim they feel “out of the loop” when asked about their child’s progress? Do you want to give your students and their parents a better way to track their progress with graphs...
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