Hundreds of great teaching tips, lessons, and inspiration from my classroom to yours. Browse the archive page to find something you can use in your teaching practice or scroll down to see all of the posts. [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Music Class

November 24, 2009

Music doesn’t need to be a scary subject to teach. You don’t have to be a musician. You don’t have to be a good singer. You don’t have to have any talent or passion to teach it to your students. This week’s Teaching Tip [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Song Maps

November 17, 2009

This is the song map that I created to teach my class the song “Yellow Submarine.” I love using song maps because it teaches that music can be written down and read. This image is read just like you would read any text – from left [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Mark Book

November 3, 2009

It is very important to have an organized record of the marks you assign your students. Marks are a personal matter and should not be written down in your Day Book. That’s why it is important to keep a separate Mark Book. I use a sheet just [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Level Everything

October 19, 2009

I found an efficient way to mark student work a few years ago and I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it sooner. It is so simple that I almost forgot to share it with you here on Teaching Tip Tuesdays. So here’s my tip, [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Table of Contents

October 13, 2009

Welcome to Teaching Tips. This is an archive page that features all of the teaching tips that have been posted. Please visit this page often as it will be continually updated with each new tip. Below you find the tips in the order they have appeared [Keep Reading]

Where Are The Desks?

September 29, 2009

This is a picture of my classroom before the students arrived in the morning for the first day of school. I set up mats for each student to sit down on the floor. In front of those mats, I placed a hula-hoop with a name tag, a pencil case, and the [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Math Drills

September 22, 2009

I think it is important for children to learn the basic number facts. In this day and age, we can get too caught up in letting technology solve all of our problems for us. It is too easy to reach for a calculator or use the one built into our [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Map Adventures

September 15, 2009

I found this excellent resource a few years ago that I have used countless times in the classroom. It is called Nikki’s Map Adventures. It is a great resource to use in the first few weeks of school. There are seven lesson plans that are easy [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Homework Program

September 8, 2009

Nobody likes homework. I know that I sure don’t. I try to get most of my work done at school during my planning times. It’s part of my teaching philosophy to keep it at school. That’s why I’ve really been thinking about what I want my [Keep Reading]
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