“The First Days of School” and Classroom Management

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot on classroom management.  For whatever reason, I feel like it’s taboo when teachers discuss this as a point of interest.  Teachers are supposed to be interested in making CONTENT fun!  Neither my college nor grad school even offered a classroom management course (never mind required it).  I figured that … Continue reading

Today I Learned…

I saw a similar idea on Pinterest with the phrase “I love you because…” I thought it was adorable, but wanted to adapt it to the classroom. Inspired by TIL on reddit, I created this with a $10 vintage chalkboard from TJ Maxx and metallic Sharpies. I’m hoping my mentor teacher will let me bring … Continue reading

Incorporating Physical Activity In the Classroom

Yesterday, I read an article in the Huffington Post about physical education in America.  More accurately, I should say an article about the lack of physical education in America (you can read the article here: Report: Nation’s Kids Need To Get More Physical).  The Institute of Medicine released a report detailing how schools are increasingly eliminating PE and … Continue reading

Summer Goals

Summer is here! I just finished my grad school courses – what a busy semester.  My program requires 7 core classes and the practicum (student teaching/internship).  This past semester, I took the 5 professional methods courses – English language arts & social studies, mathematics, science, reading, and differentiating instruction.  Honestly, I can’t believe I made … Continue reading

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