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!
Recently I came across a homework course from the No Guilt Mom called Homework 911 for Kids. I thought it was definitely worth taking a look at. As a teacher, I know how hard the homework struggle can be. But is this course actually going to change how your family does Homework? Is Homework 911 for Kids worth buying?
Finland has become famous for their play based learning for kindergarten aged children. This has turned heads because academically, Finland always ranks high on their test performance. And since the United States continues to place high importance on eradicating poverty through our education system, and simultaneously working to ensure our future workforce is the best in the world, the US is searching for the best methods of teaching our students.
A Letter To Social Media Social media, you've done it again. Somehow you have taken a brilliant way to connect and share ideas, and turned it into a guilt-fest. There is a never ending feed of beautiful crafty teachers, who spend hours on the tiniest details, and their own money on beautiful furniture for the … Continue reading Why Teachers Should Not Feel Guilty About An Ugly Classroom
Mental health for educators continues to be an issue. While we are still not entirely sure what percentage of teachers leave the profession in the first five years (read more about this from The Washington Post), we do know that teachers are still reporting an increase of "poor mental health" days when reflecting on their … Continue reading How To Increase Happiness While Teaching
Many families have heard or used the advice that if your students is struggling to read, the "best thing you [parents] can do is read more." While students certainly have to read to become better readers, students need specific skills to successfully read a book. Without those skills, trying to read a book is going … Continue reading The Myth That Parents “Just Reading More” With Struggling Readers And How To Better Practice Reading