Chances are that if you clicked on this article, you are a teacher! Hey me too! Chances are also that you worry about what your students’ parents think about you….again..me too! Meet me: Total type A, twenty-something, hard-working, third-grade teacher. Now, right now my husband and I just moved to Germany with the Army, so… Read More Teachers: How to Make Parents Like You
“It’s a beautiful thing when a dream and a career come together”- Author Unknown Basically, my entire life since middle school has involved kids in some way. From babysitting to teaching at the church preschool on Sundays to working as an assistant in Pre-schools and daycares to becoming a full-fledged elementary school teacher I’ve always… Read More Make Money From Home: Teaching
Student Engagement in the 21st Century iPhones, Facebook, Minecraft, Movies, Television, Wii, X-Box, Smartboards, Chromebooks, shall I keep going? Do you get the picture? Technology is so much a part of our lives and of our students’ lives, we just can’t ignore it…and we shouldn’t. Aren’t we as teachers always on the hunt, sleeping… Read More Student Engagement in the 21st Century
Struggling with parental engagement in your class? I know I always did! So…I have rounded up my favorite resources to help you snag some serious and genuine parental engagement this year! Click here to get your downloadable/printable freebie!
Are you Teaching in a Negative School Climate? Let’s pretend you are standing in a line of teachers right now. You are all standing behind a line taped on the floor. I am going to list some situations, and if you have ever seen any of these things happening in your school or a past… Read More Combating a Negative School Climate
Literature Discussion Groups As a teacher I know we are all always sleeping with one eye open so that we don’t miss out on something that will help our students excel. I have learned, seen and tried out a variety of different literacy methods, but my favorite is literature discussion groups. Now, I am in… Read More Literature Discussion Groups
If your classroom mailboxes look anything like mine do, they are made out of particle board with the outside made to look like wood. Sooo attractive… 🙂 How to make my mailboxes look appealing to the eye has been something that I have thought about for a while now, but never put the effort into… Read More How to Spruce Up Your Classroom Mailboxes
This year I plan on implementing Literature Circles in my classroom. I am a little nervous because I will be doing it with First graders, but I am hoping that with a lot of scaffolding the end results will be amazing! Positives of lit circles: 1. Teaches students how to collaborate with one another 2. Students develop… Read More Literature Circles