I'm going to be 100% honest here, when I have taught all day, and wrangled children, and dealt with hard coworkers, and barely have had time to use the restroom or eat... the last thing I want to do is call up an unknown parent and shoot the breeze. And I definitely don't want talk … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Personal Connections With Student Families (GMTT – #3)
Writing IEP goals can be very difficult to continually write. Especially if you are a general education teacher who is asked to write one. It can be daunting! Well this list is to help you find your scripts. I do not intend for this list to be copied exactly. Everything needs to be tailored for … Continue reading The Best Universal Templates and Word Banks for Creating IEP Goals
Hey, hey! Thank you for reading the first (in a 40 week series of posts) on being awesome with a reasonable amount of extra effort. Teachers are busy, tired, and burnout. I figure no matter how tired you are, anyone can add 5-10% more effort. These ideas (GMTTI-Give More To Teaching Ideas) are meant for … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Create A Student Positivity List (GMTT – #1)
Teachers are overworked, under paid, and under appreciated. When we take a few minutes each week to give 5-10% more to our career, we are happier.
A lot of stuff we think know about recycling is outdated or incomplete, or we hear or read one part of the recycling picture and hang our hats on that alone. Our relationship with the planet is complicated. There is rarely one right way to solve a problem... in fact, problems often need several solutions. … Continue reading How To Actually Teach Your Kids About Recycling And Conservation
I have LOVED creating this list! I am currently working on an outdoor preschool curriculum and found/came up with all these cute ideas. Once my curriculum is completed, I will let you know! In the mean time, check out these 50 (plus a few) nature learning activities that you can do with your preschooler! Colors … Continue reading 50 Outdoor and Nature Inspired Learning Activities For Preschoolers
If we lived in a world where people had super powers, mine would be writing IEP goals in no time flat. While that super power really won't save the day, it may save YOU some time. These goals are separated into the 3 main reading sections and quoted straight from the Common Core Standards. Remember, … Continue reading 3rd Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards
Hey there. I need to be straight with teachers. We are really sucking at helping parents access our digital classroom tools. I know. You're busy. You're underpaid. You've got way too many kids to keep a handle on. And parents need to take responsibility for their own children. And sometimes parents need to back off … Continue reading Teachers: We Kind Of Suck At Helping Parents Access Digital Classwork And We Can Fix It!
Teaching a dynamic and interesting lesson takes tools. And buying tools takes money. And guess what? Teachers do not really have a lot of money. Luckily we do have access to the Dollar Tree. I have compiled the 10 best Dollar Tree finds that @dollartreeclassrooms found on their Instagram page! If you like what you see here, you should definitely follow them for more awesome ideas!