Hey everyone!  Just thought I’d share an AWESOME resource I found this morning.  Teach.com is a website dedicated to teachers and what they do.  It seems especially helpful for preservice teachers and people who are thinking they may want to teach.  It includes information about teaching as a career, as well as helpful articles on … Continue reading

Those That Understand

I hate the saying “those who can’t do, teach.”  It’s a harmful and inaccurate portrayal of teachers.  Instead, let’s encourage the educators of our nation’s children! “Those who know, do.  Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle If I had to guess, I’d say Aristotle said this long before the aforementioned “maxim” was ever said. 🙂

Memorial Day

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we remember all those who have fallen before us.  This is a day of remembrance and celebration.  I think it’s important that kids understand why they are getting a day off.  These ideas offer different ways to celebrate Memorial Day in the elementary school classroom: Compose poetry – students can … Continue reading

Book List

I love reading!  This past semester was so busy that I stopped reading anything that wasn’t a textbook.  Now that I have some extra free time, I have a lot of books I want to read. I love reading fiction, especially the Harry Potter books.  This summer, I want to branch out and read books that … 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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