Affordable classroom decor solutions that suit every budget
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
1M ago
Affordable classroom decor solutions that suit every budget I know sticking to a classroom budget can be tricky. And I also know that everyone’s budget differs, the same way that their priorities do – not to mention the ways in which their little learners learn best. So I’ve put together this collection of bestsellers for every budget (and teaching style) to help you pick and choose your perfect classroom decor solutions. You’re welcome! Free resources I’ve made it super easy to get started on your affordable classroom decor journey with my free resource library! Sign up to my mailing list an ..read more
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How quality classroom decor can save you money in the long run
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
2M ago
When it comes to teaching resources, every dollar counts. Let’s be real; we don’t have someone footing the bill for our classroom decorations so we need to do the best we can with the budget we have. It’s super tempting to save money and find cheaper classroom decor solutions, but did you know that investing in quality, stylish and timeless classroom decor can actually save you money throughout your teaching career?  Here’s why. Durability means less replacement costs Choosing high-quality materials for your classroom decor pays off in the long run. Durable posters, strong charts, and lo ..read more
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8 budget-friendly ways to decorate your classroom.
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
6M ago
As educators, we’ve all been there, dipping into our own pockets to pick up those added extras for our classrooms. Creating a visually stimulating learning environment isn’t always easy when budgets are thin (or non-existent ?). The good news is it’s not impossible. Here are just a few ideas for decorating your classroom inexpensively with maximum impact. 1. Use free resources for teachers – no need to overspend. Cheap classroom decorating ideas don’t have to look cheap. You’ll find a variety of free resources for decorating your classroom by signing up for my free resource library. By becomi ..read more
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Behind the design: The new Cute Sea Life Decor Collection
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
6M ago
Following the overwhelmingly positive response to the 'Cute Labels' collection (seriously you guys ?​), your enthusiasm for a sea life theme couldn't be ignored. So, after some brainstorming and a few days locked in my creative cave, I could not be MORE excited to share the Cute Sea Life Decor Collection – a fresh and modern twist on a classic theme showcasing playful illustrations and a stunning color palette. Check out this lookbook of ocean-themed classroom inspiration and go behind the design of my newest collection.  The classic MJLL color palette meets under the sea.  The co ..read more
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6 teacher ideas for nailing organization in your classroom
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
8M ago
Ah, classroom organization. I feel like it’s one of things that you either live and love or dread wholeheartedly. If you're the sort of person who enjoys mapping out your classroom with matching labels and tubs, always making sure to color code everything, then hey, I'm right there with you, because I love that stuff too! I also know it can feel hard to get started since it’s such a massive task to tackle. But remember that overhauling your classroom storage and organization is one of the best ways to set you and your students up for success! Research emphasizes that a well-organized learning ..read more
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6 reasons why classroom layout matters
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
8M ago
If you were a school kid in the ‘90s like me, chances are you spent your school years in a traditional classroom with cramped desks, plastic seats and fluro lighting. But maybe you also encountered one of those special classrooms: the ones that were lovingly created by a teacher's imagination with loads of personality, warmth and a sense of calm. The ones where you walked into the classroom and saw drawings on the chalkboard, bean bags, reading corners filled with Paul Jennings and space for the odd Mariah Carey dance-break, and just immediately felt at home. If we compare these different cla ..read more
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How to create an inclusive classroom
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
9M ago
When we’re talking about inclusivity, we need to go deeper than just asking ‘what does an inclusive classroom look like.’ Inclusivity means an environment where students with all backgrounds, abilities, learning styles, special needs, genders and religions feel celebrated and supported in their learning journey.  Recent studies show that benefits of inclusive classrooms go far beyond academic success and can benefit students with or without disabilities. Better relationships between students, teachers and families, fewer absences, critical thinking and better understanding of each other ..read more
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8 effective classroom management strategies
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
10M ago
I’ll be the first to admit that when I was studying to become a teacher, I mostly focused on all the wonderful, easy aspects of being a teacher: cute classrooms, sweet hand-written notes from students and rewarding teaching experiences. I didn't spend as much time preparing for the days of classroom meltdowns, or how tough if would be to stand in front of an unruly bunch of kids who would rather do *anything* else than to listen to their teacher. Hello imposter syndrome!  Developing classroom strategies to make everyone's days easier was something I well and truly learned on the job, thro ..read more
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How to improve classroom management… and say goodbye to chaos and confusion!
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
1y ago
If you're a new teacher starting your journey in the classroom, first of all: CONGRATULATIONS! It's such an exciting milestone, and it's completely normal to feel excited, nervous, even a little overwhelmed at times. With years of experience in the classroom, I understand the challenges you may face – from your little learners having first day jitters to temper tantrums of epic proportions (lol, eek!) and everything in between. That's why I'm here to share some valuable classroom management strategies to help you navigate through your first year with confidence and composure. Even if you ..read more
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The Ultimate Back To School Checklist For Teachers
Miss Jacobs Little Learners Blog
by Chantelle Jacobs
1y ago
You know how much I love teaching, and getting to know a new class of little learners at the beginning of the new school year is definitely one of the highlights! Not to mention, setting up my new classroom in style. But, go find me a teacher who hasn’t lost a night (or two) worth of sleep before the first week of school…IYKYK. The number one thing that’s helped me keep all my bases covered is a good old-fashioned list. So, to help you, I’ve put together this ultimate back to school checklist for teachers that will have you sleeping soundly before the big first day! ?  Classroom manageme ..read more
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