Whether you are a brand new teacher or have been teaching for over twenty years, it can be a challenge to know which instructional strategies are the best for your students. It can take awhile to find an instructional strategy that just WORKS best for you and your students. However, there isn't just one strategy that works with every student. Each and every student is unique and has individual ... Read More about Instructional Strategies that Work
How to Start Book Clubs
It is no surprise that my students love the power of CHOICE. When I was an ELA teacher, I decided to start book clubs with my 6th graders. I was reluctant at first but I knew that this would motivate and excite my students to read. As a result, I noticed that my students were more engaged in meaningful conversations with one another. By infusing book clubs within my classroom, I saw that my ... Read More about How to Start Book Clubs
My Top 5 Books for Toddlers
Introducing your toddler to books at an early age is incredibly important. As a former first grade teacher, I had a ton books that I used in both my classroom library and as read alouds to my students. I loved to read to my students every day. Once I became a mom, I knew I wanted to have my toddler exposed to all of the classic kid's books. We read at least 2 stories every day. The ... Read More about My Top 5 Books for Toddlers
5 Tips for First Year Teachers
If you recently found out that you landed a NEW teaching job- CONGRATS!! Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers out there! However, the first year teaching can be a challenge! My first year teaching was a WHIRLWIND but I got through it- and so can you!! Here are my top 5 tips for first year teachers! Let's make this year GREAT!! Tip Number 5. Decide on your classroom rules and ... Read More about 5 Tips for First Year Teachers
Welcome to my BLOG!
You guys, I am so glad that YOU are here! Welcome to my blog. Yes, I said BLOG. I am so excited to share with you all more of my elementary teaching ideas from my Teachers Pay Teachers store, Elementary at HEART, my crazy life as a boy mom, and share my experiences as a former teacher / instructional coach as well as my new role as an RTI Coordinator. Be sure to sign up so that you can ... Read More about Welcome to my BLOG!