Are you struggling to make it to the end of the day in the classroom this time of year? You might be needing to make the ultimate midyear decision – a classroom reset or refresh. It’s possible your classroom simply needs a refresh to help you get back on track. However, sometimes a complete reset and overhaul is what will help get back your sanity, and instructional time. In this post, we’ll talk about the difference between a classroom reset vs. classroom refresh, how to tell which one is right for you, and some strategies to help get you back on track. Let’s get into it!
Classroom Reset or Refresh?
It’s a classic dilemma we educators face midyear – the choice between a classroom reset or a refresh. Think of a reset like a superhero swooping in when chaos reigns supreme. Your stress levels are hitting the roof, instructional time is slipping away, and the students? Well they’re kind of doing their own thing. This is when you know you need the big overhaul- it’s time to hit the reset button.
Now on the flip side, a refresh is like a long awaited spa day for your classroom. Your systems are pretty solid, but they just need a little extra love. Maybe you simply need a tweak or revamp here and there, a few reminders to students about expectations, and voila! Things can get back on track rather smoothly.
Check out this chart below to decide whether you think your classroom needs a reset or a refresh.
Let’s be real – we’ve all been there, right? Our classroom feels like it’s spiraling into chaos. Students are chatting up a storm, transitions turn into a marathon, and the once-organized space now resembles a tornado aftermath. It’s the classic ‘I need a reset’ moment. And guess what? Hitting that reset button doesn’t have to be a daunting task that steals your weeknights and weekends. You can transform that stress into confidence and overwhelm into a well-oiled teaching machine. There are simple and easy strategies to bring back the calm, reignite focus, and have your students following the rules like champs. Say students are struggling with respecting materials in the classroom. Spend a week restricting materials, do a complete expectation overhaul, model, practice, and your materials will be treated like the precious tools they are for the rest of the year. Interested in a step-by-step guide to hit that reset button with ease? You’ll gain easy and effective strategies that you can implement tomorrow! Take the game-changing journey to head back towards what we all want and need – classroom harmony.
Maybe you’re not yet in the realm of chaos, but you can feel that things are starting to slip. It’s possible you’re just at that midyear moment when your classroom needs a simply little refresh. You know the feeling – instructional time is starting to get lost in transitions, students need a bit more guidance, and your organization systems are hanging in there, however piles are piling. Remember, it’s that spa day your classroom needs, to recharge and get back that vibrant energy. And here’s the good news – you don’t have to reset completely and start over, but you also don’t have to drown in overwhelm to hit that refresh button. With simple and easy strategies, you can reclaim control, bring back the fun, and have your students thriving in no time. With simple and easy strategies like quick wins for transitions, fun ways to review procedures, and of course volume control must knows, you can reclaim control, bring back the fun, and have your students thriving in no time! Feeling intrigued? Let’s make teaching the joy it’s meant to be! Check out the Midyear Reset or Refresh Classroom Management Course here!
Sometimes students simply need a refresh because you’re coming back from a break. This checklist has you covered to ensure you’re doing all the things to get everyone back on track. Checklists help me make sure I am ticking off all my boxes to keep everything in order, as well as remind me of things still pressing on my to do lists. Check out this easy and effective management tool, the back from Break Checklists that you can grab for FREE below by subscribing!
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The heart of every classroom woe often boils down to one thing: classroom management. When your management game is strong, the rest just falls into place like magic. Smooth transitions, engaged students, and organization to a tee – it all hinges on how well you manage your space. That’s the secret sauce to a stress-free classroom. And because I love to de-stress teachers at every turn, I’ve created the ultimate toolkit for your classroom management. From Teaching Timeline Checklists to nailing down hallway expectations, we’ve got your back. It’s the ultimate toolkit to build that solid foundation, giving you the confidence to hit that reset or refresh button without breaking a sweat. Transform your teaching game with the Classroom Management Essentials Growing Bundle to make it all a breeze! Since it’s a growing bundle, anything added later on will be FREE!
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