As the roles of educators continue to expand, we are seeing that now more than ever, need to help our students develop character skills that will help them be successful in life. Research has pointed out to us that explicit instruction, modeling and encouragement, instead of praise, are key to developing long-lasting habits. The question is, how do we, teachers,… Read More
One of the most important back to school routines I teach my students on the 1st week of school is How to Read a Book. First, I introduce the 3 ways to read a book poster. Read the Pictures I model for my students how to “read the pictures” by telling myself what I see in the picture and what… Read More
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
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