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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

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Building Confidence in the Math Classroom

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

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ANOTHER BtS Confession

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

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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

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Five for Friday. On A Saturday. Sigh.

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.