Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

It can be very difficult to work with students who are consistenly calling out, speaking to peers, or otherwise engaging in rude behaviour during class time. I find this most common in my students with ADHD. They are so unfocused and energetic that it's very difficult for them to discern when they should and should… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Transitions

It can be very difficult to help kids who struggle during transitions because there's always so much going on! Especially new or lesser-experienced teachers may not even recognize that there are any issues until a problem comes up. There are many reasons why students may struggle with transitions. They may be overly energetic, the sounds… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Transitions

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

So many students have a difficult time sitting still during class time. I don’t blame them, it’s hard for me too! Seriously, I’m that teacher during Professional Development days that’s at the back of the room stretching, going to the bathroom 20 times just to get a walk in, and colour coding all my pens.… Continue reading Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

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

Fun Stuff

How Teachers Feel on the Last Day of School (as told by Happy Endings)

I don't know about you, but the last day of school is pretty much both the best and the worst day of the year. I am so excited for summer break to finally start, after ten months of burnout, stress, and late night grading. BUT, I also know that my time with the students is… Continue reading How Teachers Feel on the Last Day of School (as told by Happy Endings)

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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)

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, Elementary, High School, Junior High

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