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

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

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, 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

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

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, Resources, school

Mega List of 71 Things All Teachers Need From Amazon

Okay, the worst part about Amazon is that I'm afriad Jeff Bezos will take over the world. BUT, the best is that you can basically find anything, for a good price, and it will show up the next day. So, that kinda tips the scales for me. I find this particularly helpful when I realize… Continue reading Mega List of 71 Things All Teachers Need From Amazon