7 Tips for Ending the School Year

7 Smart Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year (and Get a Head Start on Next Year)

Some of us have already ended our school year. Others of us have a few weeks to go. These timeless tips from Angela Watson will help you finish your school year well.

7 Tips for Ending the School Year

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Show Notes:

  • Common mistakes teachers make at the end of the year.
  • How to purge and get rid of clutter in your classroom.
  • Vicki's trick for figuring out what file folders you're actually using.
  • How to set yourself up for success in the fall.
  • What you should work on over the summer
  • How an end-of-year checklist can help make life simple at the end of the school year.

Angela Watson @Angela_Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. She has published four books and blogs at The Cornerstone For Teachers. Her Sunday podcast is called Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers.


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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Yesenia June 28, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Thank you so much for this post! I was so overwhelmed and both of you made me feel smarter about getting ready for end of the year pack up. I loved listening to your pack -up ideas. I have a question what is your input in allowing students to help you pack up your classroom? They always seem to want to help but what is the proper age group to let them carry such burden with the teacher? Thank you for your help!

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