Hello! I hope you have been enjoying your summer break, whether you have been out for a month like me or are just now kicking off your summer. I have had time to recharge and think about how I can best help you this upcoming school year. I have been asked over and over by readers to offer more ... Read More about Join Me for FB Live!
Hey everyone! It feels so good to be back with a brand new blog design! I honestly feel like I went in for a haircut and got 12 inches cut off! It feels fresh, and I am in love! Huge thanks to Michelle from 3am Teacher for making it look so darn good! I was so thankful to be asked to join a middle ... Read More about Check out In The Middle!
I must say that when my district finally made the move to letting us teach math units, I was beyond ecstatic. Previously, we taught multiple math skills every 9 weeks, never to the mastery of the standard. For example, for money, 1st 9 weeks we taught counting money up to $1 (this was 2nd grade); ... Read More about Strengthen Your Students’ Math Skills With Daily Math Reviews and Word Problem of the Day
Math fact fluency........something that has been a struggle for so many of my students in the past. I am not one of those who believes that math fact fluency is the most important math skill and spends countless hours using flashcards with my students (I do ask them to practice their math facts at ... Read More about Improving Math Fluency Using Backward Timing
Who are the writing teachers out there? I know some upper grades teachers departmentalize, so you may be the writing teacher on your team, or you may not teach writing at all. I think (and this is my total personal opinion) that even if you aren’t the designated writing teacher, you can still find ... Read More about Integrating Writing Into the Content Areas: RAFT Tasks