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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

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

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

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

How to Differentiate Process in Your Classroom

Differentiating in the classroom is one of my passions. It is seriously one of my favourite parts about teaching – to get to really know my students and plan specifically for them. I love seeing students succeed and meet their own personal social, academic, or behaviour goals. Of course, when we discuss differentiation, there are… Continue reading How to Differentiate Process in Your Classroom

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High

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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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