classroom community · classroom management · fitness · K-2 · yoga

How to Use Yoga to Manage Emotions in your Classroom

Greetings, teachers!  So glad you made your way to my corner of the interwebs today. Today, we’re talking about two things near and dear to my heart–classroom community, and classroom management.  Often, they go hand in hand. I could go on and on about how essential community is to teaching, but I’m hoping you already… Continue reading How to Use Yoga to Manage Emotions in your Classroom

books · ELA · K-2 · math · reading

How to Use Picture Books in Math

Greetings, intrepid teachers! Thanks for taking a break from your crazy back to school schedule to do some light reading.  =)  Today, I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart–using picture books to teach math.  There are tons of great picture books that help students understand different math ideas.  This will… Continue reading How to Use Picture Books in Math

back to school · classroom community · classroom management · first 6 weeks · first grade · K-2 · kindergarten · morning meeting · relationships · responsive classroom

How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

If you’re a teacher that participates in teacher groups on social media, there’s a chance you’ve seen a post at some point about a teacher who’s having a hard time with classroom community and/or management.  It’s frustrating if you’re the teacher experiencing the problem, and it can be hard to give clear advice online.  Or… Continue reading How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

back to school · first 6 weeks · organizing · planning · schedule

How to Be On Time to All the Meetings

Greetings, friends!  I hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer–sun, unlimited coffee, pool trips.  *le sigh* Our summer has been so much cooler; we’ve only been to the pool a handful of times.  Last week, I shared one of the ways I manage the paper trail of teaching.  Today, I’m sharing another organizing… Continue reading How to Be On Time to All the Meetings

back to school · conferences · organizing · planning · schedule

How to Start the Year Organized and Calm

Hi, friends! To start, I just want you to know that I wanted to title this post “How to Start the Year Organized and Whelmed”, but I didn’t really think that everyone would appreciate my joke. As we start organized and setting up classrooms, attending back to school PD, and labeling everything under the sun,… Continue reading How to Start the Year Organized and Calm

goal setting · goals · organizing · planning · plans · schedule

Setting (and Crushing) Summer Goals

Greetings, teacher friends! If you’re already on summer break, cheers!  I raise my wine schorle (white wine + sparkling water) to you.  If you’re still sweating (hopefully metaphorically) it out with your littles I raise my wine schorle to you!  (See what I did there?) I’m popping in today to talk about setting summer goals.… Continue reading Setting (and Crushing) Summer Goals