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How to Create Simple, Effective Learning Centers for Any Subject

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Show Notes:

I used to dread doing learning centers in my classroom because quite honestly, it always seemed like chaos in my room whenever I tried them.

On a theoretical level, I knew how good learning centers would be for my students, but that doesn’t mean that I had a CLUE what to do to set them up in a smart and efficient way or how run them effectively.

It took me a long time to figure out what would work in my classroom, and now I am so excited to be able to share this information with you so you don’t have to go through the same learning curve that I did!

Inside this episode, you will learn:

  • What kind of content is best suited to learning centers.
  • Best practices for setting up and organizing your centers.
  • How to introduce learning centers to your students.
  • How to teach specific routines so your centers are successful!
  • What to do when your students don't follow the rules during centers (this is actually much easier than you think)!

I do a deep dive into walking you through everything you need to know in five steps for how to set up and manage learning centers in my new program , Your Chaos to Confidence Classroom Management System:

I hope you have a fabulous week, and remember: just because you are a beginning elementary teacher, there is no need for you to struggle like one!

Bye for now.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at and at

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