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!
The cycle of promise, then failure, then patting each other on the backs again until the next failure, is the abuse cycle. And public education loves its abusive relationship with teachers and students.
Every year teachers try to make fresh goals... keeping them tends to be the tricky part. These 15 might be on your list this year too!
I know there's a million of these posts floating around. However, I have yet to find one that really boils down to the most wanted ideas. I also don't typically post every week, but the count down to Christmas is winding down! Monetary Gifts Every year teachers across the United States have to figure out … Continue reading The Ultimate Teacher Gift List
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
School is starting back up and it's no surprise that disagreements between parents and teachers are going to happen. As a parent myself, I can honestly say that educational topics create emotional reactions. And why not? As a parent you want the best for your kiddo. And shipping them off for most of the day … Continue reading 5 Common Parent-Teacher Disagreements and How To Fix Them
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