Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

It can be very difficult to work with students who are consistenly calling out, speaking to peers, or otherwise engaging in rude behaviour during class time. I find this most common in my students with ADHD. They are so unfocused and energetic that it's very difficult for them to discern when they should and should… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Memory

It can be really difficult to support students who have difficulty remembering things. In particular, this happens so frequently with our students who have ADHD and, of course, those with low working memory. It can be so difficult for these kiddos to focus and then to recall information. Sometimes it seems like nothing we do… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Memory

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Transitions

It can be very difficult to help kids who struggle during transitions because there's always so much going on! Especially new or lesser-experienced teachers may not even recognize that there are any issues until a problem comes up. There are many reasons why students may struggle with transitions. They may be overly energetic, the sounds… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Transitions

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

So many students have a difficult time sitting still during class time. I don’t blame them, it’s hard for me too! Seriously, I’m that teacher during Professional Development days that’s at the back of the room stretching, going to the bathroom 20 times just to get a walk in, and colour coding all my pens.… Continue reading Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Working With Students Who Are Overly Competitive

Students who are overly competitive can become easily agitated and engage in inappropriate behaviour during a lot of different activities. This can make things extremely difficult for you as a teacher, as well as other students. These competitive students can often lose friendships and find themselves quite lonely, not always fully understanding what they’ve done… Continue reading Tips for Working With Students Who Are Overly Competitive

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students with Low Self-Esteem

Some of the students we see each day have extremely low self-esteem. These kiddos often have a bad habit of putting themselves down a lot. I personally see this quite a bit with students diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. These students often frequently put themselves down and make negative comments about themselves to… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students with Low Self-Esteem

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Students Who Have Difficulty During Unstructured Time

During the school day, there are a significant number of times when students engage in unstructured times. For example, recess, lunch break, getting ready at lockers, moving through the hallways, and so on. The vast majority of students do absolutely fine during these times. However, some can be triggered and have issues with peers or… Continue reading Tips for Students Who Have Difficulty During Unstructured Time

Fun Stuff

How Teachers Feel on the Last Day of School (as told by Happy Endings)

I don't know about you, but the last day of school is pretty much both the best and the worst day of the year. I am so excited for summer break to finally start, after ten months of burnout, stress, and late night grading. BUT, I also know that my time with the students is… Continue reading How Teachers Feel on the Last Day of School (as told by Happy Endings)

Classroom, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Lose Things

Well fellow educators, today I want to chat about something I’m willing to guess we have all experienced. Literally, this is common whether you teach wee little kinders, or grade 12 students who are about to graduate. Students who seem to lose their belongings, their assignments, the tools necessary for class, and so on happens… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Lose Things

Life, Resources

How Teachers Can Use Trello to Simplify Their Lives

Okay, I know this post is going to sound like an advertisment for Trello, but I promise you it's not. I am in no way sponsered by or affiliated with them. I just freaking love how streamlined my life and to-do list is when using them. There's a few other similar services available you might… Continue reading How Teachers Can Use Trello to Simplify Their Lives