Okay, so opinion writing has always been one of my favorite things to teach! I just love the discussions that you can have with students about things they love and hate. But here’s the thing, getting students to put their ideas into writing isn’t a piece of cake. Without properly teaching the structure of opinion writing you could get a… Read More
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Hey teacher! Today I want to discuss the best picture books for teaching Math and give you some ideas. Do you ever use storybooks during Math lessons? If not, you definitely need to start! Read alouds are often used during Literacy lessons, but there are so many great Math picture books out there. They are perfect for lesson warm-ups and… Read More
Are you looking for fun ways to teach Math to your First Graders? Sometimes a worksheet just isn’t engaging enough. But what if there was a way to teach Math concepts that was truly engaging for your students? What if the result was a cute bulletin board? Best of all, what if the activity was crafty/artsy but was actually no… Read More
Hey teacher, Are you struggling to cope right now? Are you exhausted and burnt out? Teaching is one of the hardest jobs. It can be physically AND emotionally draining. It’s especially intense at the moment with millions of teachers trying to teach during a pandemic. Teacher self-care is even more important now than it was before. You need to look… Read More
Today I want to talk about how to make writing lessons fun and enjoyable for students. Even with an engaging topic, sometimes writing on a plain piece of paper is just not interesting enough for students. That’s why writing flipbooks can be an excellent way to engage your students in a writing lesson. Let me tell you all about them!… Read More
Hey, so tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re teaching Writing. You’ve finished your explicit teaching and explained the Writing task. Your students have started working and they seem to be on task and scribbling down their story ideas. Then, you look over and see one of your students. Let’s call him Johnny. He’s got a blank piece of paper… Read More