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Elementary, High School, Junior High

6 Tips for Writing Awesome and Stress-Free Report Cards

It seems like every term when progress reports come up, teachers go just a little bit loco and turn into hermits for a week or so. I used to be like this too in my first year or two of teaching. Then, I decided enough was enough and I wanted my life and sanity back.… Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Awesome and Stress-Free Report Cards

Classroom, Elementary, Resources

Simple Ideas for Teaching Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Hello, teacher friends! One of my favourite books to use in the class is Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School. I LOVE Louis Sachar's writing and the original Sideways Stories is just SO fun and so funny! I swear, I still love all these silly stories as a grown ass woman. One of the… Continue reading Simple Ideas for Teaching Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Resources, school

Super Fun Handwashing Signs

Hey friends! I don't know about you, but I've still been coming into my school to work. Wandering through the empty halls can be really lonely and weird, but I've decided to use this time to decorate things like bulletin boards, cleaning/organizig things I never get around to, and doing my best to make this… Continue reading Super Fun Handwashing Signs

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

Classroom, school

Washroom Wisdom

Hey friends! Since the vast majority of you haven't met me in real life, you likely don't know how full-on crazy and nerdy I am for professional development. In fact, I am well aware that I am that person at work whom people either love or hate, and I fully understand why people hate me.… Continue reading Washroom Wisdom

Resources

First Freebie Friday: April 3, 2020

Hi everyone! I want to introduce a new idea to you all: First Freebie Friday. On the first Friday of each month I'm going to post a free resource on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for everyone! I hope this will be a good way to share with everyone and give out some ideas for… Continue reading First Freebie Friday: April 3, 2020

Classroom

45+ Productive Things for Teachers to Do During “Down Time”

I know, I know, there's never down time when you're a teacher! But hear me out, guys;  I'm posting this during the COVID-19 pandemic and my district has instructed us to not overwhelm kids with too much work. Not only does not everyone have access to technology, many students are already afraid and anxious, looking… Continue reading 45+ Productive Things for Teachers to Do During “Down Time”

Life

80+ Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home

Hey everyone! I don't know about you, but I've been getting pretty wiggly being stuck inside for such long periods of time. Thankfully, my school is still open for teachers who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 to come in, but I am expecting this to end fairly soon and to be stuck at… Continue reading 80+ Things to do When You’re Stuck at Home

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