Timesavers For Teachers Homework Record Book

Teacher Time Savers: A Collection of 13 E-Books for Educators Everywhere


I discovered these teacher time savers while I was researching ideas graphic organizers for reading and writing.

In the spirit of Daily Teaching Tools and my commitment to provide you with free resources that you can use in your classroom, I thought you might be interested in these.

This website offers two free e-books (or click on the graphic above). The first is a 31 page PDF publication entitled Classroom Timesavers, and the second is a 108 page e-book called Magic Classroom Management.

Of course, this website DOES offer more books for sale--a total of 11 of them altogether. But, I'm getting a little ahead of myself here.

Let me begin with the Quick Links.

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Not counting the title page, table of contents, and so forth, this collection has a total of 28 forms that can be used by classroom teachers for a variety of typical tasks.

Here is the complete listing of those forms:

  • Substitute Teacher Instructions
  • Single Lesson Plan
  • Weekly Lesson Plans
  • IEP Questionnaire
  • Classroom Incident Report
  • Class List
  • Homework Record
  • Student Teacher Contract
  • Free Computer Time Pass
  • Tracking Sheet
  • Parent Contact Form
  • Incident Report
  • Student Anecdotals
  • 100 Ideas for Writing
  • Homework Not Done
  • Often Used Prefixes (prefix, meaning, example)
  • Incredible Award Certificate
  • Class Participation Award
  • Grade Evaluation Form
  • Multiplication Table (up to 12)
  • Fractions Number Lines
  • Cube Net
  • Writing Numbers Sheet
  • Writing Roman Numerals Sheet
  • 300 Most Often Used Words
  • Creative Spelling Words
  • Positive Comment Strips

To be perfectly frank with you, several of these forms are really not needed.

Because mostly every school district provides discipline referrals, grade books and/or online grade books, and report cards, there would be no need for the Incident Report, Classroom Incident Report, Grade Evaluation Form, and a few others that are included here.

However, you may find that several of these forms may suit your needs. After all, these are FREE and it's hard to beat that price.

The other e-book is the one that REALLY intrigued me, and I suspect that you may be inclined to agree with me on this.

Magic Classroom Management

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This free 108 page e-book has the subtitle, How to Get the Most from the Worst Kids in School.

It contains many of the strategies that I mentioned on my Class Management, Classroom Routines, and Manage Misbehavior pages. However, it goes further into behavioral psychology without getting overly pedantic.

It also offers simple verbal scripts designed to de-escalate crises as they occur in a variety of classroom scenarios.

Here is the complete table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Common Approaches to Behavior Management and the Reasons They Fail
  • The Easiest Way to Deal with Behavior Problems Is to Prevent Them Happening in the First Place
  • Features of the Best Teacher in School
  • Keep Them Feeling Good
  • The Best Teachers Make Lessons Interesting and Fun
  • The Best Teachers Catch Them Being Good and Reward Their Successes
  • The Number One Secret to Getting Any Child to Behave
  • How to Make Sure Your Instructions Are Followed without Arguments or Confrontation
  • Use Routines to Develop Consistency
  • The Best Teachers Are in CONTROL
  • Dealing with Disruption and Pupils Who Are off Task
  • The Simplest, Most Over-Looked Technique for Getting Any Pupil to Work in Your Lesson
  • The Four Steps to Getting Any Child on Task
  • The Five-Step Script That Stops Disruption
  • The Correct Use of Consequences
  • The Three Requests Technique That Gives You Instant Control of Difficult Pupils
  • How to Use the Three Requests Technique
  • 10 Magic Words to Make a Disruptive Child Behave
  • How to Say No to a Pupil without Causing an Argument
  • A Simple Sentence That Reduces Disruption by 50%
  • Coping with Crises, Conflicts and Difficult Situations
  • The Stages Leading up to a Crisis
  • Dealing with Pupils in Stage I
  • What to Say to a Child in Stage I
  • The Magic Script to Use When You Need to Find out What Is Bothering a Child
  • Dealing with Pupils in Stage 2
  • What to Say to a Child in Stage 2

I have to say that the author has done his homework here, and he has years of practical experience to back it up. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs led him to develop what he calls the "Needs-Focused Approach."

This approach is based on the principle that if a pupil's crucial psychological needs are being met, they will have little or no need to misbehave in order to find other means of satisfaction.

I read this publication with great interest from cover to cover, and I highly recommend it.

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As I mentioned earlier, this website DOES offer 11 more books for sale.

Additionally, if you agree to a one-time, five dollar maintenance fee for the newsletter, you get an additional 40% off of your selection(s) along with, "Many new downloads and printables." This, I think you would agree, is a considerable savings.

Here are the titles of those books:

  • 1000 Writing Prompts and Language Forms
  • 1840 Report Card Comments
  • Substitute Teacher Instructions Kit
  • Essay Writing Kit
  • Just Teach It! End-of-the-Year Language Unit
  • Spelling Activities for Spelling Lists
  • Math Timesavers! Often-Used Math Forms
  • Just Multiply It! Math Multiplication Facts
  • Quick Lesson Ideas
  • Classroom Award Certificates and Passes
  • World's Largest Collection of Often-Used Classroom Forms

Also on this website, you will find a full three pages of teacher comments concerning these books.

If you get a chance and feel so inclined, take a few moments to check this site out.


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As I mentioned on my home page, I will NEVER recommend products or services that I have not tried myself.
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Having read both of the free e-books offered at this site, I CAN strongly recommend Magic Classroom Management. I also think that you will find some of the forms available in Classroom Timesavers to be useful.
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"I am flipping through the pages as I type this and am so glad that I bought The Teachers Binder.  I am an organizational nut and this book just made my life a lot easier.  Thanks again for all of your help and fast response to emails.  You are great!"  - Nicole Cacciavillano, (SSN Teacher, Ranch View Middle School, USA)

"I am a Junior High School Science Teacher at Robert Stuart Junior High School in Twin Falls, Idaho.  I am highly certified in both Science and Math.  I currently teach 7th grade Life Science and once in a while am called on to teach Algebra I to 9th graders as demand is needed.  I have been teaching for over 14 years and still need reminding how to get organized once in a while.  Teacher's Binder and Math Timesavers have helped me for many years to do just that!  At this time of the year (Christmas Break) I need to work on reorganizing and getting ready for the push into the New Year.  I am using some of the pages provided by Timesavers to help me reach my goal.  Included are: Things to Do lists, Teacher Purchased & Owned Supplies, Classroom Supplies lists, Use of Student Agenda lists, and for my Resource students pages to get them organized with goals and what their strengths and weaknesses are:  This is ME!, I.E.P. Questionnaire, My Goals for This Week!, Goals for the year, etc. Without the help of having these ready to reproduce pages I would have to recreate them. Thanks for The Teacher's Binder what a fantastic product!" 
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"I ordered and printed The Teacher's Binder yesterday- it looks like it will be very helpful.  It's going to be convenient to have everything altogether.  Now that that worked out so well, I will order Just Multiply It! and the 1000 Writing Ideas books"  - Carol-Anne Dendias, (London, Ontario, Canada)

"Several years ago I purchased The Teacher's binder.  I have decided to upgrade to the interactive version. I love it and have used it frequently. Thank you for providing such a great service to those of us in the trenches.  Administration wants us to give them data on forms that they do not have, I often go to my digital copy of the Teacher's Binder and print out a form, fill it out and turn it in. You are truly a time saver! Thank you once again!" - Amy Garcia, 5th grade teacher, Granby Elementary, Norfolk, VA

"I finally had the time (and money!) to buy your book, "The Teacher's Binder" What an excellent resource--very well put together and easy to download. I love the fact that I will be able to access it from my classroom as well. Your book will definitely be a valuable assets to me as a first year teacher.  I will strongly recommend it to my fellow colleagues.  Please feel free to use any portion of this e-mail as a testimonial on your website."     - Suzanne (Elementary Special Education Teacher, New Jersey, (USA)

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