Instructional strategies and tips for teachers for improving instruction, increasing engagement, and saving teachers time and energy. This collection of tips and strategies are tried and true ideas. I use technology to save time and energy and share how you can too. Included instructional strategies help you improve your standards-based instruction and increase student achievement.
Teaching part-part-whole relationships is critical while teaching addition and subtraction. For students to build a solid understanding of addition and subtraction, they need to understand what each one represents. While helpful when working with equations with unknowns in all areas, it’s imperative that students have a solid understanding of addition and subtraction so they’re able […]
I have been creating and posting printable calendars for the classroom over the last several years. I like these calendars because of their simple design, and notes space. They’re perfect to print to give to students to track individual needs in the classroom. They’re also perfect for printing and sending out to families. New this […]
I have been using Class Dojo for six years now in my first through third grade classes. I’ve used it in a variety of ways, and have changed the way I use the points as rewards to best meet my students’ needs. I love that I’m able to build student behavior plans right within Class […]
Looking and interviewing for a teaching position, especially your first one or a new one after a long time in your current one, is stressful and intimidating. You want to be confident, but not too confident where you give off the vibe that you are set in your current methods. You want to show your […]
As teachers, we often feel like we don’t have enough time. Between administrative tasks, compiling and analyzing data, parent communication, lesson planning, and grading, it can quickly become overwhelming. I spend entirely too much time talking with peers, and too little time being productive, and so I’m always feeling like I need to catch up […]