I can't believe we've been back in school for four weeks already. That was fast! I'm very pleased with the way this school year has started. The kids have been great so far, and everything seems to be running smoothly (knock on wood). One thing that has really helped is the way I decided to… Continue reading Annotation Academy- Teach your kids to annotate right!
It's that time again It's that time again, back to school. Whether you've already started back, like me, or you still have a few weeks of summer, back to school can be a stressful time for teachers. All kinds of things can start working in your brain, and if you have anxiety, it can be… Continue reading Fighting Back to School Anxiety- One Day at a Time
It's official- I'm addicted to classroom design. I love creating my own space, but I also love looking at the amazing designs of others. The Classroom Design Challenge from Building Book Love (aka Ashley Bible) was a great inspiration for me. You should check it out. It takes you through the process of really considering… Continue reading Classroom Reveal 2019
This past week I posted a survey on Facebook that asked just one question: What back to school topic concerns you the most? I was actually kind of shocked when I got my answer- classroom management. This got me thinking about how I felt about it. I recently wrote a blog post about this very… Continue reading The Results are In: Classroom Management is Scary
Are you a planner? Or do you like to fly by the seat of your pants? In my 20 years of teaching, I've seen all kinds of planning personalities, and I've learned a lot about what works for me and what doesn't. Most people will tell you that I'm a planner extraordinaire. During our end… Continue reading Lesson Planning- Big Picture to Daily Schedule