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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

first 6 weeks · first grade · K-2 · math · mathematician

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

back to school · first 6 weeks · K-2 · math · mathematician

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