Back to School Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hello, Hello. It’s that time again. School time. Whether the beginning of the year has already started for you, or it just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about Classroom Management & Organizational Strategies to keep you sane this school year.

I am teaming up with 50 great teachers to bring you tried and true Classroom Management and Organizational Strategies that work in our classrooms. Please make sure that you “hop” to each participating blog! We are also hosting a giveaway. Enter to win one of two great prizes, a $50 TpT Gift Card and classroom resources & credits from over 30 teacher authors. Good luck!




Now on to my game changing tip. It is no secret that having a good classroom management plan can be the key to having a well run classroom. Today my tip is one that I have found to be so helpful. Drum roll please, secret students. I began introducing the idea of secret students into my classroom last year and my students LOVED it! This is a great classroom management technique to keep kids motivated to stay on task. A secret student is a randomly selected student that you will monitor.

Each day I pull a stick with a students name on it. Once a student has been selected, I usually make it a point to remind my class that I will be watching the secret student. Throughout the day, you can keep reminding them of your secret student as it is needed. You might say something like ” It looks like our secret student is ready for the next lesson” or “our secret student is sitting nicely”.

If the student has a good day he/she is recognized. If he/she does not do well, the student is not named and I will tells the class that the secret student did not have a good day but tomorrow will be a better day. This is a really simple strategy that you can begin utilizing at anytime. I have included a free sign to be used in your classroom. Laminate it and put it up in the classroom as another reminder to your students. Once a student has been recognized their name is written onto the line with a dry erase marker. This sign comes in color and printer friendly black and white. Just click on the image below to begin your download.


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Hop on over to Wild About Fifth for your next classroom management or classroom organizational strategy. Once you’ve made it back to my blog, you have successfully completed the hop!



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  1. Love this idea! I didn’t think about using it in the classroom! I have always used it when my students walk in line to go somewhere outside of the classroom. I call it my mystery walker. Thanks!

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