Anyone who is teaching, has taught, or even knows a teacher knows that throughout history there has been a multitude of fads that had teachers reaching for the aspirin. Toys making their way into classrooms is not a new thing. I mean who could forget: Pogs: trade them, smack them…and that’s about it. Why these … Read More about Fidget Spinners: Ninja Star Weapon Or Useful Tool?
In 1996 many things happened during my year as a fifth-grader. I made fabulous new friends, sang my first ever solo in our musical, learned boys don’t have cooties, and I fell in love. This love, however, was not with a boy…but a ship. Yes, this was the year I became obsessed with the Titanic. … Read More about Titanic: An Interactive Unit
So often I see so many teacher bloggers struggling to think of things to write about. The thing is, the ideas are endless, but it takes dedication to actually sit and start writing said ideas. Think those times when a student has come up to you during writing time saying, “I don’t know what to … Read More about 50 Blog Post Ideas for Teachers
This month I turned the big 3-0! As I reveled in my past and got teary eyed watching the trailer for Fuller House, I was reminded that growing up,in short, can be a pain. Teachers often hear kids proclaiming “I can’t WAIT to grow up!” In true Billy Madison form (but toned down a bit … Read More about Kid Thoughts Vs. Adult Thoughts
It’s not fair. Those three little words can sound like nails on a chalkboard to a teacher, parent, anyone. Yet, it is so hard even as an adult not to utter those words. “Why did he get a raise, that’s not fair.” “Why is she getting married before me, it’s not fair.” Despite knowing those … Read More about Teaching Fairness In The Classroom