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Tips for Funding Your Classroom Library

The area of my classroom I am most proud of is my classroom library.  What started out as a respectable, but not so diverse collection of books, has quickly grown into something I can showcase.  I’ve had students in awe of the selection shouting “This is like going to a real library!”. While there are definitely areas that are in need of some love and expansion, especially my non-fiction offerings, I’m consistently working to add

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6 Tips for Project Success on DonorsChoose

Tips for Success on DonorsChoose

I’ve been blessed with several funded DonorsChoose.org projects over the years.  I’ve received a few different forms of technology for my classroom.  I’ve expanded my classroom library with intentional choices on authors and character diversity.  I’ve received supplies to help us with art projects and organization.  Our classroom has a few new flexible seating options thanks to DonorsChoose projects too. I’ve also had the opportunity to be a DonorsChoose ambassador the last few years.  I’ve

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Digital Classroom Management Tools

Over the last few years I’ve slowly been incorporating more and more of my classroom management into digital tools.  Since I’ve been teaching for so long, I didn’t start out teaching this way, and I haven’t always had the technology I have available now.  Changing my systems into digital resources has saved me so much time over the years.  I’m no longer spending my mornings setting up my schedule on the board and rotating my

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Goal Setting with Students

As adults, we often set goals naturally.  Whether they’re more long term and large (like saving for a few years for a trip to Disney for the family) or smaller goals (such as cleaning the bathroom, going through the mail, and taking out the trash one evening), we set goals and tasks to accomplish regularly.  If you have a Type-A personality like I do, you live and breathe goals and checklists.  What’s even more, I

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My Favorite Maxi Dresses for Teachers from Amazon

Maxi dresses have long been a favorite of mine to wear both in and out of the classroom.  Maxis are so versatile and can be worn in summer, fall, and spring.  By adding a sweater or jean jacket, you change it up and give yourself some variety throughout the year.  I also love how comfortable they are!  Unlike some other dresses, most maxi dresses aren’t tight and pull on my midsection or hips so I

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