Last year, I was hired to teach at a new Dual Language school. I was not sure what I was getting myself into. After a year and a half, I finally understand what it means to teach in a Dual Language classroom. So here are some secrets about being a teacher in a new Dual Language school. Your Teaching Practice… Read More
We use paper in our classrooms, a lot of paper. There are papers for grading, forms that need to be filled out, flyers that need passing out, notes, worksheets and the list goes on. All of it on paper. They fill up spaces and our classrooms can become cluttered. However, managing paper doesn’t have to be so overwhelming or complicated. With… Read More
Finding the Perfect Teacher Planner during Back to School season is just as stressful as figuring out my lesson plans for the first week of school. The perfect planner needs to have all the essentials, but also needs to showcase the teacher’s personality and values. This is the difference between a generic Teacher Planner and the Perfect Teacher Planner. In… Read More
The first day of school can be very stressful for students but even more so for teachers. Setting up effective classroom routines and procedures are essential for a successful school year. After 10 (years) of teaching-first-day-of-school, here are my tried and true advices for 10 first day routines that you MUST teach this fall. 1. Community Building Community building on… Read More
Today is Teacher Appreciation! This year I am so thankful for my new team and administration. I wanted to give something special to my grade level team so I made these super cute bookmarks for them. If you want to say THANK YOU to a teacher this week you can find them here.
At my new school district we have 8 weeks to go before the end of the school. I know many of us, teachers, are looking forward to summer, we are ready to leave behind the winter blues but spring fever in the classroom is at an all-time-high! I personally love April. Not only because it is my son’s birthday month,… Read More