Back to School Classroom Set Up: Teacher Playbook

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 3 reviews
3 Ratings
Teach Like Midgley
Grade Levels
Not Grade Specific
Formats Included
  • Zip
150 pages
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Teach Like Midgley


An e-book designed to help teachers (grades 4-8) implement fundamental systems and structures to streamline their classroom. This Teacher Playbook has all the simple, effective systems I use to make my classroom run smoothly and efficiently.


+ A 63 page e-book that cover these topics:

Curriculum Planning

Unit Structures

Classroom Policies

Rules, Rewards, and Recognitions

Student Papers & Seating

Lesson Structures

Writing Lesson Plans

Administrative Details

Your Syllabus

Teacher Work Space

Routines for Teacher Life Balance

When to Add the Frills

+ Links to 28 pages of more in-depth articles on these topics:

How to Teach with Novels

Late Work

Organizing Student Papers

How to Effectively Teach with Textbooks

Creating Effective Emergency Plans

The Homework Slip

Implementing Interactive Notebooks

+ Links to 59 pages of Templates and Resources to help you implement these systems – a $28 value

Yearly Planning Template with example

Interactive Student Notebook Complete Implementation Package

The Homework Slip

Midgley’s Management Plan and Template

Project Guide Template

Substitute Folder Template

Contact Documentation Form

Syllabus Template


+ Your time is valuable and it is limited. Don’t waste your time on things that aren’t necessary. This package is exactly what you need to get your classroom systems established and start your school year off right.

+ This is everything they should have taught you in college. Presented in an easy to digest, straightforward format. Forget the foofoo frilly stuff. Nobody has time for that! You need systems that WORK.


+ When you streamline your systems, you will see a domino effect. Your stress levels will go down. Your planning gets easier. You become more confident in your teaching. While your students are able to focus and achieve more, because you are giving them structure.

+ You will especially find this product helpful if you teach grades 4-8, either self-contained or in the secondary setting.

+ It doesn’t matter where you are in your career. Perhaps you are new to your grade level and don’t know where to begin. You may be new to teaching altogether. Maybe you are simply looking to improve your teaching skills. Or perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and looking to streamline your classroom to reduce the stress in your life. No matter which teacher you are, this resource can help.


+ When you purchase here through TpT, all additional articles and templates are included in the zip file you download upon purchasing.

+ All templates must be downloaded to your computer to edit using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.

+ You may notice there are links in the e-book to articles and templates that are housed on Google Drive – these are the same ones in the zip file.


+ After you have used this resource, please return to your purchases file on TpT and leave a review! You will earn TpT credit towards future purchases and support a fellow teacher! Thank you!

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Total Pages
150 pages
Answer Key
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