Time Management for Teachers

Perhaps one of the greatest struggles for a first year teacher is figuring out how to accomplish everything in the time you’ve been given. Let’s face it: that’s not just a first year teacher struggle. That’s an every day life struggle. We all know how to waste time without ever being taught how. How can you … [Read more…]

100 Days Smarter

The most recent exciting second grade adventure was the celebration of the 100th day of school! We may have done it just a few days early, but there are always inevitable schedule changes with everything that goes on at school including snow days. (By the way, this teacher is not-so-secretly hopeful for another one tomorrow. … [Read more…]

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

I’m from Georgia. We hear the word snow, and everybody goes running to the store. Really. It’s true. Just check out the weather and Facebook posts from this weekend, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. But in Tennessee, my snow days so far have been a little more significant. And I absolutely love it! … [Read more…]

There’s an App for That

If there’s something they don’t teach you in college concerning teaching, it’s about how to communicate with parents. This can certainly be stressful and you can set yourself up for disaster if you’re not careful. I am in no way claiming perfection for this topic. I just want to share an app that has been … [Read more…]

“Oh deer! Winter is here!”

Little did I know that this theme would so well describe how I feel about indoor recess. 20 people. Confined space. Have been in said confined space since 7:30 am. Some earlier. And it is currently 35 degrees outside. It feels like 26 degrees. No outdoor recess for us. Oh dear. Winter is here. Thankfully, … [Read more…]