I was extremely lucky during my first few years of teaching to have a small kitchenette connected to my classroom. This allowed for weekly lessons in cooking and baking for my life skills class of students. When I moved buildings and classroom, I quickly realized how good I had it in my old classroom. My new classroom had 4 walls, a mounted tv and pencil sharpener, and a few shelves. ... Read More about Cooking in the Classroom
Want to bring your behavior management game to a whole new level?! Some people call it, “Beat the Teacher”, “The Good Behavior Game” but I’ve heard it called the Student vs. Teacher Game. A game you say, with classroom management? Oh, yes. It’s a thing. A really awesome game, that your students will LOVE to play. So how do you play it? Draw a scoreboard on the board. The board ... Read More about The Student vs. Teacher Game (Helping to Improve Classroom Behaviors!)
Have you ever had a student who has struggle with adding and subtracting? Especially with two digit and three digit numbers? Well I've got a great way to share with you on how I teach adding and subtracting with two and three digit numbers, especially with borrowing and carrying over! oh, and best of all, it's FREE! Here's what you need.... 1/2 sheet of poster board, masking tape, index ... Read More about Cheap Math Activity!
I honestly never thought much about how trauma impacts my student’s learning. Sure, I knew that certain events in my student’s lives impacted them, but I never truly understood to the degree that they do impact student learning. I knew that little Eric may have it rough at home. And Caroline spent the weekend with her mom so her day will be rough today. But what trauma did they face? ... Read More about Trauma Informed Interventions
As an admin, I visit several classrooms each week. I see great teaching, and I see not so great teaching. I’ve seen several running themes across my experiences. I’ve compiled the five most common mistakes I have seen in the special education classroom, in hopes to help you identify if you’re making any and how you can fix it if you are! I promise it will make your life easier! I think ... Read More about FIVE Common Mistakes from the Special Education Classroom!