Hello. Still pretty new to this forum, but I have read posts from LOTS of teachers here. I would like to know your "tricks" on how you work "smart" instead of hard and still get good results in your classroom. For example: Ways that I work "smart" instead of hard are 1. Anything that is mutliple choice I have the students peer grade. As in I pass out all of the completed tests or papers (to someone other than the owner or a friend of the owner) and have the kids grade with highlighters. 2. I make friends with two parents of children in my class each year so I can have a couple of volunteers to make my weekly copies for me while I am teaching. So.......... what are your "tricks" for working "smart" instead of hard? ***edit**** I teach 3rd grade by the way.