we had an interesting discussion during one of our recent faculty meetings over zoom this past week. i had seen this topic on twitter: what have we learned that we can take into the fall when we go back to school? so i posed this question to my teachers. we got some interesting and thought-provoking… Continue reading lessons from distance learning
i’m currently in week six of distance learning. as a instructional technology coach, i felt well-equipped to jump into it. and to be honest, it’s been relatively easy for me. i’m very grateful for that. but i’ve been observant, and i’ve fielded a lot of questions from my school’s teachers during this time. i’ve also… Continue reading distance learning resources for high school teachers
disclosure: i was lucky enough to receive a new erin condren teacher lesson planner in collaboration with EC, but i ordered some accessories and covers on my own to share with all of you! 🙂 the new coiled planner has TWO new different designs but the guts are the same as last year’s ECTLP, which… Continue reading the NEW 2020-2021 erin condren teacher lesson planner!
i don’t like it. it’s not natural. but it’s what we’ve got for now. my kids are craving interaction, and i’m going to do my best to give that to them. today, i just had them tell me how they’re doing. it made me kind of emotional. I MISS THEM. and apparently they miss me… Continue reading thoughts on digital learning after just one day.
i was lucky enough to receive a new erin condren teacher lesson planner in collaboration with EC. the new planner has a different design but the guts are the same as last year’s ECTLP. and that’s just fine with me! the changes are subtle but great. below is my unboxing and review video! i go… Continue reading the NEW erin condren teacher lesson planner!
this video below is a flip through of my ECTLP from this past school year. you will see all my pages and hear my thoughts on how well it worked for me. i also answer the question: will i be using it next year? click HERE for the TpT template I used for my abbreviated… Continue reading my end of year thoughts on my Erin Condren teacher lesson planner!
i have had several weeks to use my planner and get it set up for the school year. i have a system that i think will work for me. if not, i’ll switch it up as it comes. so here is my update on how it’s going!
april is the worst. it just is. in may, you can see the finish line. things are winding down. but in april, it’s still business as usual. except the teachers are tired, the kids are restless, you’re in between state testing, there’s benchmarking, supplies are running out, school funds are dwindling…you get the idea. it’s just… Continue reading teaching tip 70. never make big decisions in april.
every school has the negative nancy. we’ll call her ms. x. she (or he) never sees the bright side. she always looks for how something will negatively affect her. she resists change and actively works against it. she is stubborn and pushy. she thinks she’s better than everyone else and the exception to every rule. she longs… Continue reading teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.
…one… i was officially accepted to an accelerated masters program for educational leadership and policy building. the last time i talked about grad school (about a year ago), i was quitting… i was bored and stressed out from the way that my school year was going. so i quit. maybe it wasn’t the best… Continue reading 12•15 | high five for friday! | december update
like sharks, they can smell blood in the water. and by “they”, i mean your students. your little angels will break a sub in just one day. they will band together and refuse to do work, behave horribly, and get terrible notes from the substitute teacher. to ease this situation, prep the sub as best… Continue reading teaching tip 72. they will tear a sub to shreds!
oh hey there… yes, i’m still here. i know the blog has been neglected lately. i’m working on it and trying to carve out time. i want to make it a priority, but youtube seems to be taking over. i’m not giving up though! i’m going to make it work! bear with me! …one… school… Continue reading 9•8 | high five for friday!
it’s a tradition here on my blog so here it is! keep in mind that my school is old, my classes are tiny, and i’m not as organized as i should be all the time. i basically took what i did last year because it worked so well and just updated it. SaveSave SaveSave
this will be my 11th year of teaching. looking back, it seems like i started teaching yesterday. but here i am…11 years later. it’s been so hard and so fun and so transforming. i’m the person i am because i am a teacher. but as i start my year 11 and in a leadership position,… Continue reading teaching tip 71. for the veteran teachers
…one… first and most importantly, my nephew was born this past weekend. greyson is the cutest baby you’ve ever seen. no really, he is! i have the honor of doing the lettering on his birth announcement. when it’s done, i’ll give y’all a peek! ….two… father’s day was a fun one this year because… Continue reading 6•23 | high five for friday!