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

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, Junior High, Resources

6 Tips for Using Would You Rather Writing Prompts

A lot of my teacher friends often tell me that teaching writing is one of the things they struggle with most. I totally get this; it can be really difficult to teach kids how to be creative and improve their content. I find that kids also struggle significantly with the editing process - so often… Continue reading 6 Tips for Using Would You Rather Writing Prompts

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

10 Easy Tips for How to Teach Students to Set Goals

As teachers, we all know the importance of setting goals. I hope you’re all setting them (and I assume if you’re the type of person perusing teaching blogs in your spare time, you’re also the type of person who sets goals). It can be harder to convince students of the importance of goal setting. I… Continue reading 10 Easy Tips for How to Teach Students to Set Goals

Curriculum, High School, Junior High, school

How to Teach Your Students School and Study Skills

Do you have students who seem to be completely lost when it comes to organization, completing assignments, preparing for tests, and so on? OF COURSE YOU DO! We all do! Unless your teaching in some faraway Utopia we can only dream of, you definitely have some of these kiddos in your class! Or maybe you’re… Continue reading How to Teach Your Students School and Study Skills

Curriculum, Resources

15 Education Podcasts All Teachers Should Be Listening To

I don't know about you guys, but I am obsessed with podcasts. I used to spend my time listening to Cardi B and Old Dominion and Shakra, but now I'm onto podcasts. I feel like I am much more productive listening to them while I'm running or on my commute as opposed to music. I… Continue reading 15 Education Podcasts All Teachers Should Be Listening To

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 10

Hello again everyone! We've made it to the last chapter in Carol Ann Tomlinson The Differentiated Classroom. This chapter is called When Educational Leaders Seek Differentiated Classrooms and it's targeted toward educational administration. The chapter talks about how to support teachers in a school's vision toward Differentiated instruction. I don't think it needs to be… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 10

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 9

Hello friends! I've just finished reading chapter nine in Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom (we're getting closer and closer to the end). This chapter is titled How Do Teachers Make it All Work and delves further into the classroom management and organization side of differentiation. The chapter discusses how to get started with differentiation… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 9

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 8

Hello again everyone! We've been reading through The Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson. Last chapter was all about various instructional strategies to support differentiation. This chapter is titled... (wait for it)... More Instructional Strategies to Support Differentiation. Yay! As you may remember, I really enjoyed the last chapter (which was all about instructional strategies)… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 8