Category Archives: Tips for Teachers

Ways to Make Your Reading Block More Efficient (And Save Time!)

Ways to Make Your Reading Block More Efficient (And Save Time!)

Want to make your reading block more efficient? In this post, I share 5 ideas to help you make the most of the time you have! Photo Credits:  Backgroundy, Shutterstock Minimize Unnecessary Transitions Transitions always seem to take foreeevvverrrr in the primary grades. Of course, transitions are necessary (and can be a good movement/brain break…Continue Reading

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