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

Tips for Supporting Students with Poor Time Management Skills

We’ve all had students who have little to no time management skills. Often, this happens with our students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, but it can occur in others as well. Sometimes, as with those with ADHD, students have extreme difficulty with this due to their neurological development. Other times, students just have never been taught… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students with Poor Time Management Skills

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

Mega List of How to Differentiate EVERYTHING in Your Classroom

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been breaking down some of my favourite ways to differentiate in your classroom. I don't mean to brag (or out myself as a mega-nerd), but differentiation is one of the major passions in my life. Not only am I passionate about the fact that everyone should be doing… Continue reading Mega List of How to Differentiate EVERYTHING in Your Classroom

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

How to Differentiate Product in Your Classroom

I currently work in a role at my school in which I focus on meeting the needs of all the diverse learners in the school. It’s a job I absolutely love, and each day is different! So, it’s no surprise that I love learning about and sharing new and fun ways to differentiate. When we… Continue reading How to Differentiate Product in Your Classroom

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

How to Differentiate Process in Your Classroom

Differentiating in the classroom is one of my passions. It is seriously one of my favourite parts about teaching – to get to really know my students and plan specifically for them. I love seeing students succeed and meet their own personal social, academic, or behaviour goals. Of course, when we discuss differentiation, there are… Continue reading How to Differentiate Process in Your Classroom

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

How to Effectively Differentiate Content in Your Classroom

When we talk about differentiation in the classroom, there are quite a few different things we can and should be altering based on different students’ needs. Primarily, teachers deal with differentiating content, process, product, and environment. There are extremely effective ways to differentiate all of these areas, and teachers generally use an assortment of these… Continue reading How to Effectively Differentiate Content in Your Classroom

Curriculum, Elementary, Junior High, school

Things Every P.E. Teacher Needs From Amazon

Okay, so I'm hooked on Amazon, what can I say? I love how quickly things get to me and how much selection there is. I also find that I get great teaching ideas from just browsing around and seeing different products. Clearly I'm they're ideal customer - they don't even have to try to upsell… Continue reading Things Every P.E. Teacher Needs From Amazon

Curriculum, Elementary, Fun Stuff, Junior High, school

17 Awesome TAG Games You Should be Playing in P.E. Class

When I taught gym full time, I loved having a handful of go-to tag games all the kids knew and enjoyed. These were what I would use for our warm up every day. When it comes to gym class, I don’t like having a lot of down-time. The time flies by much faster than expected,… Continue reading 17 Awesome TAG Games You Should be Playing in P.E. Class

Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips to Set-Up and Organize Your Physical Education Classes

I spent a few years teaching gym as the formal "gym teacher" as well as teaching my homeroom class their P.E. I have to admit, I first went into the role thinking it was going to be completely slack. I learned pretty quickly that I was sorely mistaken. Right away, I realized the amount of… Continue reading Tips to Set-Up and Organize Your Physical Education Classes

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, Resources

Why You Should Incorporate Gratitude Writing in Your Class

Okay, I have to start this off honestly; I used to think gratitude was BS. Not in the way in which I wasn’t grateful for anything or didn’t recognize how many great things I had in my life, but instead in the recently more “woo” way in which people have “daily gratitude practices” or thank… Continue reading Why You Should Incorporate Gratitude Writing in Your Class

Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

8 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Sometimes teaching kids reading comprehension can be a challenge for us because it seems so much less concrete than other skills. Students can write out how they’ve solved an equation, build a model, or write us an essay because they’re tangible. However, it can be difficult to assess comprehension because so much of it is… Continue reading 8 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension