Have you spent hours reading quotes on Pinterest? Maybe it’s just me. Before Pinterest, I even found myself going down the quote rabbit hole. What is it about quotes? I think my love of quotes comes from the that moment when you recognize something you’ve thought being said beautifully by someone you’ve never met. They […]
Our classroom is a second home for teachers and students. Having a well organized classroom that is comfortable to learn in is essential.
Kids are talking about race right now. Many of them are scared. Many are repeating things they’ve heard on TV and at home. As teachers, we should bring those conversations into the classroom to provide a safe place to discuss and learn. Let’s work to build a welcoming classroom community. This post contains affiliate links […]
Digital stickers can be a powerful motivator. Check out these tips and tricks for grading digital assignments. Getting Started with Digital Stickers The moment I started giving digital stickers, I noticed an excitement in the air. Fifth graders buzzed. “She’s looking at my slide.” “She’s looking at mine, too.” “Oh, I got a high five […]
Growth mindset is easy to say. Helping students develop a growth mindset can be challenging. Let’s start with data, goals, and reflection. Growth mindset is not about making kids feel good about themselves and praising their effort despite lack of growth. It is not about saying things like, “At least you tried your best.” Growth […]
Do you lie to your students? Most peoples gut reaction is a quick no. I challenge you to take a moment to think about this. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and issues. Some of these we know about. Some of them we don’t. If a person is raised in an environment […]