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

Fun Stuff

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

Fun Stuff

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

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

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13 Innovative Ways to Use Checklists to Organize Your Classroom and Tasks

I don’t know about you, but there are a bunch of things I do all the time, but not consistently enough to remember everything that needs to be done every time the task rolls around again. This happens all the time outside of the classroom with things like packing, re-threading my sewing machine, or making… Continue reading 13 Innovative Ways to Use Checklists to Organize Your Classroom and Tasks

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

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