Distance Learning, Virtual Classrooms

7 Tips for Remote Learning and Virtual Teaching

Remote learning and virtual teaching can be phrases that send shivers down the spines of educators. When I hear those words, I immediately think back to spring 2020. I was TRYING to teach virtually to approximately sixty middle and high schoolers. Not to mention, I had a newborn daughter, a first-grade son, a lot of… Continue reading 7 Tips for Remote Learning and Virtual Teaching

Book Review, Distance Learning, English Language Arts, March Activities, Picture Books for Middle School

Spring, Flowers, and Miss Rumphius

Growing up, my mother was a gardener. I have vivid memories of her every spring, in the dirt, growing lettuce, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers...you name it. There’s nothing like the taste of a salad, freshly washed, from your own backyard. When I was in third grade, my favorite teacher, Miss Sykes read to us, “Miss Rumphius.”… Continue reading Spring, Flowers, and Miss Rumphius

Distance Learning

7 Tips for Teaching Face to Face in a Pandemic

As many teachers are preparing to shift from completely virtual to a hybrid model, they have many questions about how to teach face to face during a pandemic. Here are some surprises and tips. At this point, I have been teaching full-time, face to face during the pandemic for nearly six weeks.