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A Day in the Life of a Teacher on Valentine’s Day (as told by The Office)

As teachers, when holidays (especially fake, Hallmark holidays, like Valentine's Day) roll around, we go through a range of emotions. On the one hand, these are some of the best days we have - we get to have class parties, decorate, create fun themed assignments, and dress up. On the other had, we have to… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher on Valentine’s Day (as told by The Office)

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

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

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How Teachers Feel the First Day Back from Winter Break (as Told by Friends)

How does everyone feel coming back from break? Personally, I am a jumble of mixed emotions. I feel rested and ready to tackle the rest of the year. I am a nerd, so I've usually spent a chunk of time falling down pinterest rabbit holes and finding new things to bring into my classroom. Yet,… Continue reading How Teachers Feel the First Day Back from Winter Break (as Told by Friends)

Life

Self Care Tips for Teachers

I am sure I don’t speak for just myself when I say that we, as teachers, spend the majority of our days thinking about others. Our students, their families, our fellow teachers, how we can improve our practice, and so on, are constantly on our mind. I know that I personally spend all day with… Continue reading Self Care Tips for Teachers

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

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How Teachers Feel the Week Before Christmas Break (as Told by Moira Rose)

I don't know about you guys, but I feel like a huge, bubbling, insane ball of emotions before Christmas break. I just can't help it. I love the students, they drive me crazy, I just want it all to end, I want to sing Christmas songs all day, it's too much! It's during this time… Continue reading How Teachers Feel the Week Before Christmas Break (as Told by Moira Rose)

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