February is the sweetest month of the year! You can just feel the love with all of the Valentine’s Day talk and goodies around you. I love to tap into that feeling and carry it over into the classroom. February is a great time to teach all about friendships and
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Once upon a time, teachers discovered the power of fables in their classrooms. But as technology advanced and children’s books began to grace every shelf, this long-time tradition started to die out, and the reasons to teach fables were lost. They were replaced with YouTube videos and catchy rhyming pages
Are you a routine person? Do you do the same things every day when you wake up and right before you go to bed? Most of us probably do. We get into the groove of effective methods and eventually they become a habit. This is neither good nor bad. I’m
It’s the beginning of a new year! The perfect time to start fresh both in and out of the classroom. I don’t know about you, but I love to incorporate holiday and seasonal activities into my schedule. It makes everything so much more exciting and helps out engagement tremendously! These
September signals that fall is almost here and that means it’s time to pull out our favorite September picture books and activities to share with our kiddos. When I think of September, I automatically think of back to school, changing leaves, Hispanic Heritage Month, and all the fun September National
How would you define student achievement? I want you to meet Abigail and Michael. Abigail makes straight A’s. She is definitely a smart kid who never has to study and picks up new concepts easily. Michael, on the other hand, has never had school come “easy” to him. He started
Having the right classroom management tools in your teaching toolkit can completely change your class dynamic! We all know students learn better in a well-managed classroom. How do we get there though? Sometimes it seems impossible! Here are 9 essential management tools to add a little peace and order to
We’ve all been there: your classroom is looking a little dated or worn down. Maybe you’re just feeling uninspired and need some help sparking creativity into your classroom decor! Luckily for you, we have some easy-to-implement tips that will help you transform your classroom from boring and dreary to a
A classroom library should be one of the most utilized spaces in your classroom, but stocking and organizing your library can be a challenge. Let’s talk about how to build that library, and at the end of the day, how to keep it organized. Building your classroom library I can’t
The summer is when we teachers think about professional development and frantically searching for fresh, novel ideas to ramp up our teaching. One of the best ways to grow as a professional and set an example for our students is by learning from podcasts for educators. I love listening to
The Monday Morning Teacher blues are real. I’ve been there before, and I don’t want to go back! I’m sure you have too. Monday mornings. You either love the endless possibilities that your week holds, or you hate it. There’s not an in-between. And teacher friend, I’ve dealt with the
There are so many questions teachers ask about Passion Projects. Passion Projects – just the word is terrifying to many of us. If you’ve never tried them, now is a great time. They are a great end-of-the-year activity. Whenever you try something new, it can be a little frightening. It