Classroom Freebies

How to make learning centers simple and meaningful






Are you overwhelmed by the idea of finding, making, and running literacy centers or math centers in your classroom? Centers don't have to be complicated--you can learn how to create and manage learning centers quickly and easily!



I'm offering a 13 page PDF excerpted from my eBook The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable. In just this single chapter (13 pages!), you'll learn:
  • How to decide if centers are the best use of your time (and your students' time) by weighing the advantages and drawbacks
  • Discover activities other than centers that students can do during reading group rotations
  • Create a reading group rotation that makes teaching easier for you and more meaningful for your students
  • Ensure that centers are serving your intended purpose and moving students toward learning goals
  • Learn how centers can be used at different times during the school day (not just during your literacy block)
  • Explore how mixed-ability center groups can help you differentiate for students' individual needs
  • Design a system for students to take centers back to their seats or use them in designated areas around the room
  • Choose useful learning center materials and organize them well
  • Create an easy system for determining who goes to each center at each time
  • Determine how to assess center work and figure out if students are using their time wisely
  • Introduce center routines and procedures to the class so that centers run smoothly
Click here to download it from TpT! And be sure to check out my website where there are hundreds of classroom management resources that make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable! You'll find photos, activities, printable forms/posters, and more.

Enjoy! :-)

Angela Watson