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A thriving primary classroom doesn’t happen by accident. Step into your classroom every day knowing that you are equipped and enabled to be Rockin’ This Teacher Thing. Every other week get tips on student engagement techniques, classroom management, effective technology integration, classroom set-up, organization ideas, and teacher mindset while building positive relationships with students, co-workers, and parents along the way. With 25 years in the classroom, picture book author, instructional coach, and blogger, Angie Kantorowicz, helps Kindergarten and First-grade teachers rock their classroom. Hit subscribe to be part of this growing community of Rockin’ Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers.

Rockin This Teacher Thing Angie Kantorowicz

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A thriving primary classroom doesn’t happen by accident. Step into your classroom every day knowing that you are equipped and enabled to be Rockin’ This Teacher Thing. Every other week get tips on student engagement techniques, classroom management, effective technology integration, classroom set-up, organization ideas, and teacher mindset while building positive relationships with students, co-workers, and parents along the way. With 25 years in the classroom, picture book author, instructional coach, and blogger, Angie Kantorowicz, helps Kindergarten and First-grade teachers rock their classroom. Hit subscribe to be part of this growing community of Rockin’ Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers.

    Behavior Management Help Is Here

    Behavior Management Help Is Here

    Good Behavior Management, -it’s probably the most important skill you can have as a kindergarten or first grade teacher.  
    If you aren’t the boss of your classroom then those little lovelies are going to make life very difficult. 


    You want to be the best teacher, but how do you make sure you stay in control of your classroom every minute of the day?


    How do you teach kindergarten and first grade students how to behave? 


    Today we will talk about what it takes to level up your classroom management skills. You will get some tips and real life examples of what you need to say and do.


    You can’t do this alone.  Here’s some help.

    • 17 min
    Should You Send Them To The Principal's Office?

    Should You Send Them To The Principal's Office?

    Should you send a student to the principal’s office?
    The frustration is real.
    Student behavior gets in the way of teaching. That’s a fact. 
    Sending kids to the principal relieves the problem for a few minutes but then what?


    Today we are talking about the principal's office and how you can get the help you need. You can’t do this alone. That’s for sure.  


    Stay to the end to get the best tool I’ve ever used with those very very difficult kids.
    This is originally aired on my YouTube Channel, Teachers Making The Basics Fun. Go there to subscribe and catch all the videos. Also, please feel free to leave a comment or questions. I'd love to get to know you better. 
    Thanks to:
    **Special thanks to Dawn The Singing Nurse for the awesome music. Check out her channel. https://youtube.com/c/DawnGinese

    • 17 min
    Top 5 Ways To Give Yourself Teacher Grace

    Top 5 Ways To Give Yourself Teacher Grace

    Giving yourself teacher grace is something that we hear a lot about lately. But what does it look like in real life? Today you will get 5 ways you can give yourself some grace. And stick around to the end where I will be giving a special little surprise to help you to keep going with the important work of being a teacher. 
    Are you ready to get your grace on and Rock This Teacher Thing? Alright, let's go.
    Mentioned Resource: Keep Going Poster
    https://www.makingthebasicsfun.com/keepgoing

    • 29 min
    Teaching With A Heavy Heart

    Teaching With A Heavy Heart

    2021 is here and your teacher heart is heavy and tired. A short episode for you to fix your attention on the good you do even in your weariness.
    A poem by Maya Angelou, Continue
    Remember to rest and do good for yourself. The world needs you. You're a hero.
    See you in 2021.

    • 7 min
    Learning and Moving With Fluency and Fitness

    Learning and Moving With Fluency and Fitness

    Wouldn't it be great if kids could move while engaged in learning and skills practice?
    Can it be done from home or in a socially distancing classroom?  Oh YES!!!!
    Today we have Brittany Lynch from Fluency & Fitness.
    She showing us how to get our students moving and learning at the same time.
    Anytime teachers can get students moving and learning students are going to be more engaged, happier and the extra blood to the brain is going to accelerate learning. 

    }}}}}}}}}}}  Stay to the end to get the special surprise she has for Rockin' This Teacher Thing Listeners.
    "Thanks, Brittany!!!!!" }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    If you want to catch today's episode on YouTube here's the link: https://youtu.be/1x3VUAD3cA4

    Connect with Brittany:
    Website: https://fluencyandfitness.com/
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tickledpinkinprimary/fluency-and-fitness-educational-brain-breaks/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/tickledpinkinprimary/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tickledpinkinprimary
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoaSk4EwNKeCijvpIelGHlA

    • 46 min
    Art Teacher Matthew Sekerak, Becoming, Growing and Teaching Art in 2020

    Art Teacher Matthew Sekerak, Becoming, Growing and Teaching Art in 2020

    Today I am happy to invite my former student Matthew Sekerak to the show. Matthew is now an art teacher and he’s going to be telling the story about becoming a teacher and being an art teacher in a pandemic. He made me laugh so hard with a couple of his stories. So if you are needing a good belly laugh. This is the place for you.  Let’s start Rockin’ today's episode.
    Teacher Resource: https://www.makingthebasicsfun.com/gratitude

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Krysssmar ,

So helpful!

New teacher here! VERY grateful for your resources & advice!

Keep it Curious ,

Fun and engaging!!!

Great ideas delivered in a fun and positive format. Ideas I can use tomorrow! Can’t wait for more. Thank you!!!

Lots of great tips for creating engaging videos. Angie has a way of delivering her content in a clear, concise, and entertaining manner. Thank you!

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Self care

I really enjoyed the self care episode. Ideas of tools that can be used today!

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