Had enough, tired teacher? You've pushed yourself to new limits. Whether you're in your first year or twentieth, you're exhausted. It's time to take care of you. Imagine. You come home from work, wiped. You call for take-out. And then? You ... Read More about 14 Ways a Tired Teacher Treats Herself
The most practical holiday gift ideas for teachers? Amazon cards. If you are the lucky recipient, here are 16 ways you can use that cash to make your job easier. Because great teachers don't have time for classroom materials that are wishy-washy. ... Read More about 16 Practical Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers (who got Amazon cards!)
It's that time of year when parents, friends, and neighbors turn to YOU for advice: What are the best middle grade books you recommend for gifts? And while you DO know a lot, you don't have time to write lists for everyone. Got you covered, boo. ... Read More about Best Middle Grade Books to Gift!
Exhausted? Burning out? I hear you, chickadee. This is a tough time, regardless of your school model. I used to be first to arrive and the last to leave at so many jobs, not just teaching. And in those early years I'd wonder how those ... Read More about Lesson plan. Get help and burn rubber!
We often forget about classroom management during read aloud. Why? Most kids are listen raptly. Read aloud time hypnotizes them. But there are pesky little events that can break the spell. And break your concentration. Kids whispering. Or ... Read More about Classroom management for read aloud (without being crankypants)