5 Simple Classroom Management Strategies

It’s January of 2019 and sometimes the start of the new calendar year after the Winter Holiday can be a good time to reboot as a teacher. Maybe you were having some issues with classroom management in the fall and want to try some new things? Maybe your class is doing well, but you are... Continue Reading →

Teaching Goals for 2019

2018 is drawing to a close and I wanted to look forward to the new year. When classes commence for me on January 7th, I will be halfway through the school year. The year began in a bumpy fashion, but with a great deal of patience, through, support from colleagues and my family, things turned... Continue Reading →

Building Community with Parents

As teachers, we often read blog posts about building community within our classrooms. We also have these discussions on a near daily basis with our colleagues and our PLN (Professional Learning Network) in spaces like Twitter. Building community within your class is the key to having not only a functioning classroom but a thriving one.... Continue Reading →

Writing your morning message

Once upon a time, it was known as Circle Time with Kindergarten and early elementary grades. These days it can be referred to as Morning Meeting, Daily Meeting, and many other things. For the sake of this post, I’ll refer to it as Morning Meeting since that’s what I now call it with my current... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Reflection as a Teacher

When I was a student in my teacher education program at university I was very fortunate to have some amazing instructors. My program was a little different than others. My literacy and numeracy instructors were both award-winning coaches from the local school board who were on leave for a year to teach at the university.... Continue Reading →

The AMAZING Classroom Makerspace

How do we encourage our students to be more creative? How do we foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills? In my years in the classroom, I have found that by having a maker space that’s actually inside my classroom has helped a lot. When I first came across the idea of a Makerspace for my... Continue Reading →

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