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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 Tuesday – Supply Plans

March 3, 2009

Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesdays! It is my goal here to share my best practices so that other teachers can benefit from my experience. I hope that you are finding this ongoing series helpful. If you have any ideas, comments, or questions, I would [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Keep it at School

February 24, 2009

Teaching is a demanding job that can eat up every waking hour of your life. Whenever you are not in the classroom, you are thinking about it. Whenever you see a pile of junk that most people would just throw away, you automatically see how you could [Keep Reading]

Hardest Homework Assignment Ever!!!

February 19, 2009

I must be a really mean teacher. How could I possible ask my students to do something so difficult for homework? You’ll laugh when I tell you what the assignment actually is. But first, a bit of a set-up here is needed. I tell my students that [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Day Plans

February 17, 2009

I remember when I first started supply teaching. I would go into the classroom in the morning and try to figure out what work the teacher had left for me. I would often find a weekly agenda page with the date written down on it. Under each block of [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Take a Number

February 10, 2009

Welcome to the first edition of Teaching Tip Tuesday. Today I want to share with you a small tip that I am so glad to have come across in my first year of teaching. I have used it ever year since and will continue to do so. It may seem overly [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday

February 3, 2009

Writers love alliteration, don’t they? I know that I do. That’s why I can’t think of a better reason than to start this new weekly series. I’ve actually been thinking about this for some time now. I know that my readership doesn’t consist [Keep Reading]

Thanks for Being Honest

December 7, 2008

Report card day was on Friday. Parents were supposed to drop in to the school at any time during the day to pick up their child’s report card and have a parent teacher interview. I put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that I was [Keep Reading]

My Teaching Mission Statement

August 25, 2008

“To help every student develop to his or her full potential. To develop intellectual potential and provide opportunities for social, ethical, emotional, physical, and aesthetic development of every child in my class, and by extension, the [Keep Reading]

A New Cereal on the Bookshelf

May 30, 2008

I think I’d like to try this cereal. The box really sells the product. Too bad it doesn’t exist. It was made up by one of my students as part of an assignment. She did an excellent job on it. The assignment was to create a cereal based on a [Keep Reading]
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