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 stopped … Read More about 3 Ways Teachers Can STOP Bringing Work Home
Planning & Organizing
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 Seating is just a fad. … Read More about Flexible Seating is not about yoga balls.
Teachers have about a million little supplies that we use daily. I don’t know about you, but I always seemed to end up with at least one cluttered, unorganized desk drawer full of supplies. Pens. Stickers. Paper clips. White out. Extra staples. Post it notes. Tape. Binder clips… The list could go on and on. … Read More about How to Organize your Supplies with a Teacher Toolbox
The end of the year is always busy and stressful. Whether your school requires you to pack everything every year or not, there’s ONE box every teacher should absolutely pack at the end of the school year to make sure you get off to a smooth start when you go back to school in the … Read More about The ONE box you need to pack now for Back to School
As a teacher, I am always on the lookout for cool new tools to make my classroom run more smoothly. I’ve found that some of the best tools come, not from a teacher store, but from your local home improvement store. Here are three of my favorites this year: 1. Mechanic’s Stool This year, I … Read More about 3 Must-Try Teacher Hacks from Home Improvement Stores
I have a teacher confession to make: I’ve never made my own curriculum map before this year. (Gasp! I know!) I’ve always either worked at a school that provided one for us or on a team that didn’t think it was necessary. My experience making a curriculum map this year has convinced me that it … Read More about Power Up Your Teaching by Creating a Curriculum Map