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

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

assessment · classroom management · ELA · guided reading · K-2 · work stations

EOY Assessments

Hi, teachers!  It’s been a while.  Getting settled in a new country with two tiny humans is no small feat.  Sometimes I feel like I’m really doing a great job at functioning here, and some days I want to cry and fly home to shop at Target.  I’ve noticed in a few teacher Facebook groups… Continue reading EOY Assessments

back to school · classroom management · math

My BtS Confession

Okay, teachers.  Back to school is in full swing.  If you haven’t already started, your break is probably waning.  When you open social media, you’re bombarded with pictures of adorable, Pinterest worthy classroom pictures where everything is labeled, color coded, topped with a pom-pom, and sometimes (literally) tied up neatly with a bow.  But what… Continue reading My BtS Confession

classroom management · first 6 weeks · first week · K-2 · kindergarten · organizing · student numbers

The Coveted Classlist

Hi, teachers! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break!  Back to school sales are in full swing, and it’s so humid that you could cut the air here.  Anyone else have crazy humidity?!  It’s not even really worth it to do my hair in the summer time.  But I digress. Today, I wanted to… Continue reading The Coveted Classlist

classroom management · relationships

Supporting All Students, Part 3

Hi, friends!  Happy Monday!  Here on the East Coast we have like our 8,000th rainy day in a row.  I have used our stroller rain cover so often in the past week I haven’t even bothered to take it off our stroller.  I just roll it up if it’s not raining, because it probably will… Continue reading Supporting All Students, Part 3

assessment · classroom management · first grade · K-2 · yoga

Testing Tips

Monday morning greetings, friends! I hope that spring has finally sprung for most of you; it’s FINALLY above 60 before 10 here in the nation’s capital.  Our windows and sliding door our open and sunshine is everywhere.  While most of you are either in the middle of testing or probably just getting ready to start,… Continue reading Testing Tips