When you’re experiencing personal or professional change, it can be difficult to take care of yourself and your family while teaching full-time. Here are my top 4 tips for navigating change while engaging your students. … More Teachers, help yourself stay ship-shape during a storm: Four tips to balance life changes while teaching full time
Improve content-area vocabulary development in your middle school classroom by using word walls. This blog post gives three tips for making your word wall more interactive. … More Content area reading skills: The power of word walls + 3 ways to make your word walls interactive!
If you are an active duty spouse who is also a teacher, this blog post is a celebration of the strengths you bring to your school! … More I heart active duty spouse teachers! Top 3 reasons your challenges are your assets
Teaching during the weeks before a holiday is like opening a long-forgotten closet. You watch as, in slow motion, all of the coats, Christmas decorations, and brooms tumble out the closet door while feeling powerless to stop it. What does this analogy look, feel, and sound like in a pre-holiday classroom? Students are slumped over … More Teaching Mixtape: Six tips for surviving and thriving in the chaos of your classroom before a holiday break
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We all know that our students are the best part about teaching. But what are some unusual reasons to teach that feed teacher souls? Here are my top five unusual reasons that teaching is the best. … More Getting Real About Teaching: Top 5 Unusual Reasons that Teaching is the Absolute Best
Learn three strategies for adding social-emotional learning (SEL) to any middle school content area with this blog post from Crosswalk Curriculum. … More Three Strategies to Power Up Learning in Any Content Area by Adding Social Emotional Learning to Your Lessons
It’s almost time to get ready for back to school. How can we, as teachers, set ourselves up for a positive mindset during our back to school prep? … More Back to School Teacher Tips: Creating a Positive and Productive Beginning of School Year Mindset
Teachers, improve your tech skills with this blog post that gives step-by-step instructions for editing Google Slide decks to create cross-curricular lesson slideshows. … More Teaching an Old Teacher New Tricks: How to Use Slide Templates to Create & Pace Student-Centered Lesson Plans