What should I get my teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day? What always has the most meaning to us as teachers is that personal comment. We love the ‘You’re the Best Teacher Ever!” notes, but what warms our hearts are things like, “I used to think math was hard, but you make it seem easy.” […]
Our classroom is a second home for teachers and students. Having a well organized classroom that is comfortable to learn in is essential.
As the end of the year approaches are your early finishers getting into mischief? Here are a couple of simple ideas to focus students on early finisher activities that will keep your classroom running smoothly at the end of the year. Early Finishers: Being Thankful Teaching gratitude helps students learn an important life skill. In […]
Do you love touring classrooms and looking at teachers’ walls and anchor charts as much as I do? I recently had the chance to visit several classrooms at a local New Tech school and thought I’d share. Seeing classroom walls can be so inspiring. Classroom Climate & Culture A quick look around a classroom […]
Spring has sprung! As the weather warms and you your students become restless, try some of these springtime survival strategies in your classroom and let me know how they work for you. 1. Keep it Novel At this point of the year, the students are used to all the awesomeness in your classroom. Introducing something […]
Silence. Silence would not be a word used to describe me. People who know me would probably be surprised to find out that I was a pretty quite, somewhat shy kid. It drove my dad nuts that I was shy and he worked hard to help me become confident. I began to come out of […]