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10 Ideas for Making Poetry Fun
Have you avoided poetry as a teacher as much as possible? Does your class groan when you say it's the next unit? Does poetry make you or your students feel uncomfortable or less confident? Poetry can be really fun! I hope at least one of these 10 ideas helps you embrace it!
Keep a Calm Classroom
I am a hard core introvert. For anyone who finds the Myers Briggs personality framework applicable, I am an INFJ, meaning I am introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. If you're an INFJ, then you might automatically feel an affinity for me as I probably would for you knowing that information. On an introvert-extrovert scale, I'm... Continue Reading →
15 Nonfiction Graphic Novel Recommendations
I took awhile to get on the graphic novel train, but I'm on it now! I had no idea there were many quality, nonfiction graphic novels out there, so I want to share 15 I've enjoyed - both informational and biographical. I'll take more recommendations!
Educational and Active Games for Social Distancing
In this post I explain 18 games or activities that are educational AND appropriate for a socially distanced classroom. These are all intended to be used within content areas. These will get your students moving, interacting, and thinking when they might be stuck at their desks throughout the school day. I hope a couple get you brainstorming!
11+ Free Math Resources for In Person or Online
Number Sense Routines have become my passion. Over the past couple of years, I've been exposed to more and more websites with so many free resources. Now, I am obsessed! There is so much variety. I love how these routines and puzzles teach students so many skills. Most of these could be used in an online environment, so no matter how you're teaching this year, these will work for you!
5 Reasons I use Digital Readers’ Notebooks
I love having kids reflect in journals on paper and take notes in notebooks; however, I've enjoyed using Google Slides as digital reader's notebooks. Read here to get a set of slides you can adapt and use for free.
12 Active Review Games
Here I'll share 12 games of varying challenge levels - variations on traditional games like Four Corners and Simon Says, discussion techniques, and Improv style games from theatre! Enjoy!
A Case for iPads in Elementary: Sample Grant Letter
Are you thinking about writing a grant to get iPads for your classroom or school? Maybe my draft will help you in that endeavor or give you some new ideas on how iPads can be used in the classroom.