Christmas is one of my favorite times to teach. I especially love sharing holiday picture books with my students. The challenge, though, is that by 4th or 5th grade, many of them have already read all of the classic Christmas favorites. Don't get me wrong, I love The Polar Express and How the Grinch ... Read More about Holiday Read Alouds for Big Kids
Scheduling is always one of the hardest parts of getting small groups and centers up and running. Whether it's speech, an intervention, gifted classes, or special education services, as important as all of these pull out programs are, they do make it tough to find a time to meet with all of your ... Read More about How to schedule small groups without losing your mind!
You don't have to do anything elaborate to bring some Halloween fun to your classroom. Sometimes we forget that simple things can really make a difference to our students. Here are some easy ways to incorporate a little Halloween into your week and still stick to your grade level content. Because ... Read More about Easy Halloween Ideas for Upper Elementary
No matter your teaching situation, one thing is universally true: Teachers do not have enough time to get everything done during the day. How would it feel to totally stop bringing work home from school? Pretty amazing, right? It can be done. In fact, I did it! For the last three years, I completely ... Read More about 3 Ways Teachers Can STOP Bringing Work Home
Flexible seating is everywhere. And it seems like everyone has a really strong opinion. You either love it, you're thinking about it, or you're vehemently opposed. If you're on the fence, this post is for you! I'm tackling some myths and sharing some truths about flexible seating. Myth #1: Flexible ... Read More about Flexible Seating is not about yoga balls.