There are so many things screwed up in the world- so much hate… However, we have a chance right here to saturate our piece of the world with love. Single, married, young, old, any color of the rainbow, any religion, ANY one and EVERY one let’s make tomorrow about LOVE. LOVE of the WHOLE big
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Making Name Turkeys Gets Lots of Wow’s From Children This week’s tip comes from Susan Heerd from West Virginia. When you read her description of what happened, oh my, you’re in for a treat. Love what she says about her students reactions. Thank you, Susan, for sharing this activity with us. I have a feeling
While you can find many commercially made number posters, I chose to share these with you because they are manmade, yet serving the purpose. I also wanted to remind folks of the emphasis being placed on number sense by the Common Core State Standards.
Measuring with Bats in Kindergarten Hello Reader, Today I’m thrilled to share with you that a Holiday Special is on the way! I’ll be selling autographed copies of my book, How to Be a Great Teacher: Create the Flow of Joy and Success in Your Classroom from now until December 10th . The books will
From a West Virginia School This week’s cool idea is from Blue Ridge Elementary in West Virginia. It appears this one is commercially made, but I think you could very easily duplicate with materials you already have in your classroom. This would be great as a whole group activity or in a language arts station.
Inspiration from a Berkeley County School For the next several weeks through the holidays I want to “see” from you! I’d like to post pictures from classrooms all over the country. Please help out by sending me a photo of one of your clever holiday displays/activities/crafts/lessons… include just a brief blurb so I know the
3 Easy Steps to Change this Month from Frustration to Joy 3. Be authentically tuned in when you are teaching. Example- When things are chaotic with after school activities, grading, report cards, conferences, or life circumstances outside of the classroom we sometimes get distracted in the classroom. We are often tempted to tend to other
3 Easy Steps to Change this Month from Frustration to Joy 2. Set, know, and honor your boundaries. Example – Teachers feel the pressure of being in a heart-centered business. “If I was a great teacher, I’d be available 24-7 for parents, school, anyone who needs me…” This is a lie. Your life is YOURS.
This isn’t the 1900’s- I get that, but using the term slate is much easier to say than, “write-on wipe-off board.” So for today’s teaching tip, let’s understand what I’m talking about here is the personal write–on wipe-off board. Back in the day… when these things were made of chalk boards and we wrote with
Books are on the way… So happy to announce that books are on the way to our winners of the giveaway on GoodReads. Thank you to the 540 folks who entered to win copies of How to Be a Great Teacher: Create the Flow of Joy and Success in Your Classroom. Winners were randomly