My first love is teaching and my second love is writing. So blogging about teaching and teaching about blogging makes perfect sense to me. Maybe you are like me and want to share your love for teaching with the world? Maybe you want to showcase products you create or write tips for other teachers? … [Read more...] about How to Start a Teacher Blog in 5 Easy Steps
Setting up your classroom as a first-year teacher can be overwhelming and stressful! There are so many things to consider...storage, layout, organization, to name a few. But there are some simple ways to have an effective classroom management system that runs smoothly all year. Let's look at five … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Set up Your Classroom for Success
There are many important things that make up a modern classroom. In addition to having great curriculum, you need to have the tools and centers necessary for proper learning. Interest centers, or learning centers, are spaces that are set aside in the classroom to provide your students with access … [Read more...] about Creating Interest Centers for the Modern Classroom
Classroom management is a very important part of a teacher’s daily work. You may already know that sometimes the focus will be on managing the entire classroom, and other times, it will be focused on managing just one student or a smaller group of students. There are some downsides to focusing your … [Read more...] about Use Learning Contracts as Learning Tools
It's almost time to head back to school! These FUN activities will help you kick off the school year right! Learning and practicing Map Skills has never been so much fun! This resource has several engaging map activities that will have students hunting for answers. Plus it works well for centers … [Read more...] about Back to School Giveaway Time!
As a teacher, you know that there are many different ways to teach your students. It’s important that you are flexible as a teacher to different strategies that can help make learning easier and more fun for your students. Because students learn in different ways, you need to remain in tune to what … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Differentiated Instruction?
The end of the year is almost here! As the end of the school year gets closer, to-do lists seem to get longer and longer with all the things we need to do. Over the years, I have discovered and learned—many the hard way---how to make the end of the year easier and less stressful. Below are 5 tips … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Surviving the End of the Year
It's official. . .winter is here! Even though it made be freezing outside, you can still enjoy this season. Just bring the fun inside the classroom by learning about winter animals such as penguins, polar bears, and caribou. Students will love learning about these cool creatures! One of the best … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Anticipatory Sets That Make a Big Difference
The holiday season is a time filled with happiness and cheer for most of us, but we often don’t realize that everyone out there isn’t always fortunate enough to be shopping for gifts. The world is a very hectic place, and we are all so busy with work and family life that we don’t always take the … [Read more...] about Teaching Students the True Meaning of the Season
Back to school time means empty your wallet time. But, it doesn’t have to! While times may be tight and pennies may be pinched in school buildings across the country, buying your own supplies doesn’t mean going bankrupt! Read on to learn about five easy ways you can save money when picking up … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Teachers can Save Money on Back to School Supplies
The way that a classroom is organized speaks volumes about a teacher. There are some simple tips and tricks that can help you transform your organization skills so that you can mainly focus on the teaching and learning process. Read on to learn about five ways you can organize your classroom with … [Read more...] about 5 Teacher-Tested Ways to Organize Your Classroom
Ikea is one of those places that people, including myself, just love to go to! In fact, last Saturday my hubby and I went there for date night! We always go on interesting date nights. But we had a blast at Ikea! I was on a mission to go there and find some steals and deals for my classroom … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Organize Your Classroom at Ikea for Under $5