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How Teachers Feel the Day Before Spring Break (as Told by VEEP)

I don't know about you, but even though I definitely don't "Spring Break" like I did when I was 20, it doesn't mean I don't look forward to it like a giddy teenager. This is especially true when I've been finishing up report cards, working on student educational plans, and slugging through piles of snow… Continue reading How Teachers Feel the Day Before Spring Break (as Told by VEEP)

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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

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How to Differentiate the Learning Environment in Your Classroom

I have to start this post off by admitting that I am one of these teachers that scroll Pinterest for hours looking for new and exciting ways to dress up my classroom. Yes, I am that teacher that others hate because I have themed classrooms, labels everywhere, and sayings like “believe in yourself!” all over… Continue reading How to Differentiate the Learning Environment in Your Classroom

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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)

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