I love teaching. I really do. I love the challenges it tosses my way. I love the smiles on kids’ faces when they feel successful. I love diggin’ deep into a topic and teaching all of those tough standards. However, there is one thing about teaching that I loathe. Like skin crawl . . .
There’s that word again. DIFFERENTIATION. As trained educators, we know this way of teaching is the key to success for all. However, creating levelized lessons is no easy task. This is especially difficult when it comes to writing. Oodles of academic levels walk into your door each day. Reaching ALL of them while in the
The holidays always provide just the right themed hook that draws students into our lessons. As we roll into our first set of celebrations . . . right up there with Christmas is the one and only Halloween. Whether you can give or take this particular holiday, Halloween is a kid magnet. Just the thought
Two words for you . . . SPIRAL REVIEW. It’s definitely a secret weapon that teachers use to support concept mastery. However, fitting it in can be easier said than done. I’ve probably said it at least a dozen times throughout my four year blogging journey, but it warrants uttering again. Our schedules have become
Teaching writing to children . . . easier said than done. It’s often the first core subject to get glossed over or pushed out as it’s not always a favorite for students or educators. Well, if I have learned anything during my decade of teaching experience it’s to create a writing block that’s kid-friendly. Not
I have one SIMPLE phrase for you . . . “Are you ready for some footb-a-a-a-a-a-a-ll? Whether you’re jonesin’ for college or pro, pigskin can be so much more than weekend fun for you. Have you ever thought about bringing a little football theme into your room this fall (or perhaps during the Super Bowl)? Not only
How do you feel about teaching writing? Writing hands down is my FAVORITE subject to teach. I love the challenge. I love the creativity. I love watching those babes spread their wings, come into their own, and find their voice. The list for me is endless. Despite my college training (I have a journalism degree),