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]

New Teacher Guide

August 17, 2009

I wanted to put together a New Teacher Guide to help all of those teachers who are busily preparing for their first teaching assignment. I remember all the effort I put into organizing my classroom, collecting resources, and writing my year plan and [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Summer Homework

June 23, 2009

You probably read the title for this post and said, “What? Summer homework! What kind of a teacher assigns homework over the summer?” But the truth is, children need educational experiences over the summer. There have been countless studies [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Packing Up for the Year

June 15, 2009

Last year when I inherited my new classroom, I also inherited a mess. It took me nearly two weeks to clean the classroom up, organize resources, throw out garbage, and clean off the chalkboard. I really wasn’t expecting to walk into a disaster [Keep Reading]

A Day in the Life of a Supply Teacher

June 2, 2009

Hello again, it’s Witgirl! I’m here to help out Chase who is busily preparing report cards this week. He feels he absolutely cannot go a Tuesday without posting a Teaching Tip, this is where I come in. I’m not exactly sure if [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Procedures

May 26, 2009

Teachers need to have procedures in place for every single routine in the classroom. These procedures need to be communicated to the students. But they do not need to be written down anywhere. A procedure, quite simply, is a series of steps that [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Rules to Live By

May 19, 2009

Children do not learn important social skills, morals, or values unless they are taught them. These basic life skills and attitudes need to be transmitted to children in some way. When I first became a teacher, I didn’t think that it was part of [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Classroom Scrabble

May 5, 2009

The best board game ever invented, in my humble opinion, is Scrabble. One of the reasons I like Scrabble is that it challenges the mind and is not merely just a game of chance. I think I also have an affinity for the game since it has always been a [Keep Reading]
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