Have you ever felt like your centers are a little overwhelming?
Sometimes the systems in our classroom are way more complicated than they need to be, and we need to take a step back and simplify so that we can do our jobs more efficiently.
In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with Farrah Henley to talk about the number one mistake that teachers make when it comes to their centers and the steps they can take to start simplifying.
Farrah is a veteran preschool and elementary educator with a love for simple systems that make teaching easier for educators. Farrah has been in the education field since 1997 and has served as a classroom teacher, homeschooling mom, teacher mentor, and coach and has even taught online classes for students.
Currently, she helps K-5 teachers master their math and literacy centers with her Easy Centers Framework™ and Learning Centers Made Easy™ system.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why you need to get clear on the purpose of your centers
- The reasons so many centers aren’t serving the purpose that they’re meant to
- Why centers should only be used for enrichment and review
- Tips for getting clarity when it comes to your centers
- Why consistency is so important
- Why you should ditch the display board
- The functionality of your centers
One of the biggest misconceptions in education is that if it’s simple, it must not be effective, and that just isn’t true. You would be amazed at how big a difference keeping things simple in your classroom can make. These tips will help you get your centers down to a science so even your students can do it without your help.
If you loved Farrah’s tips and want to learn more from her, make sure to head to her website and get her freebie to start organizing your math and literacy centers. You can also follow her on Instagram to stay up to date with all of her tips and tricks.
If you’re ready to finally get rid of the classroom clutter and be present with your family and friends instead of thinking about school, make sure to join us for the Classroom Purge!
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