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
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
Okay, so if you have ever been here before, you know that elementary math is my number one. But if you know me in real life you also know that I have LOTS of opinions, and I’ve never shied away from sharing them. So I’m here on this nice fall morning to share one quick… Continue reading Something Different
Hi, friends! I’m back at ya again with some back to school math tips. One thing that I think is really important at the start of the school year is making math accessible to all students and showing them that math is more that just the basic operations. I recently talked about how during the… Continue reading Building Confidence in the Math Classroom
Okay, friends, here it is–my second back to school confession: I LOVE teaching math. Love, love, love! If I had to departmentalize I would choose math in a heartbeat. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like reading or writing; math just has a special spot in my heart. Which is funny if you knew me as… Continue reading ANOTHER BtS Confession
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
Wow. I’m with my friend Carolyn on this week–there is no possible way this week had just 5 days in it. Something must have happened to the space/time continuum. There were definitely extra days added to this week somehow. But, the upside is that now it’s the weekend and I’m sitting on our balcony enjoying some coffee… Continue reading Five for Friday. On A Saturday. Sigh.