Category Archives: Tips for Teachers

10 Self-Care Tips for Teachers!

10 Self-Care Tips for Teachers!

Teaching can be such a rewarding profession, but it’s also HARD. We are responsible for so much—from lesson plans, to carpool duty, to student growth, to keeping up with our professional development, to making sure that Johnny goes home on the right bus—it’s a lot! Taking care of yourself is SO essential to surviving and…Continue Reading

5 Strategies to Try When You Feel Frustrated by Your Students’ Behavior (for K-2)

5 Strategies to Try When You Feel Frustrated by Your Students’ Behavior (for K-2)

Have you ever felt frustrated by your students’ behavior? Maybe you have a difficult class this year. Or maybe your otherwise well-behaved students are getting a little squirrelly as the holidays approach. Whatever the case may be, if you get frustrated with your students’ behavior sometimes, you’re not alone. It happens to me more often…Continue Reading

The Best Gift For Teachers To Give (Or Get!)

The Best Gift For Teachers To Give (Or Get!)

If you’re a teacher like me, you probably have mixed feelings about the weeks between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year – but the kids also get a little bit rowdy, you’re scrambling to put together student gifts or holiday projects…..and then there’s your OWN holiday baking and shopping.…Continue Reading

Communication Logs: A Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Communication Logs: A Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Teacher collaboration is key to students’ success, especially when a child works with multiple teachers throughout the day.  Honestly, though, it’s hard to find the time to collaborate with our colleagues. Even when we are lucky enough to have common plan periods or a regular meeting schedule, talking about how to help individual kids doesn’t always…Continue Reading

Assigning Kindergarten Homework That Works for ALL Kids

Assigning Kindergarten Homework That Works for ALL Kids

My first year teaching Kindergarten also happened to be the first year that I had ever assigned homework to students. You see, before I began teaching Kindergarten, I taught Pre-K. In Pre-K, we did not give homework. When I moved up to Kindergarten, I had big dreams about the homework I would assign. I’d give out exciting…Continue Reading