Communication between parents and teachers is a hot button topic in education. Many teachers, if they’ve been in the profession for any length of time, have had some not-so-nice interactions with parents. It comes with the job sadly. On the other hand, teachers also can have some absolutely wonderful interactions with parents as well! Effective… Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective and Positive Parent Teacher Communication
Bibbidi, Boppidi, Boo! With damsels in distress, villains, magic, and happy endings, fairy tales tend to capture and hold the attention of younger students. However, did you know folk tales and fairy tales are perfect for the middle school ELA classroom as well? Before I tell you how, we should first discuss the difference between… Continue reading Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Other Legends
I don’t know about you, but the days I don’t like my outfit, I feel a bit “off.” When I love what I’m wearing, I feel more confident and joyful, ready to take on whatever the day holds. Thus, the concept for Fashion Ideas for the Classroom Teacher was born. During my virtual teaching stint… Continue reading Fashion Ideas for the Classroom Teacher
Pictures books are amazing to read in the middle school classroom. When I was in college, my favorite education professor, who taught literacy, read picture books to us. When she first read us picture books, she said something that made a profound impact on me. She basically asked if we enjoyed hearing the picture books.… Continue reading 5 Picture Books to Read and Use in the Middle School Classroom
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