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10 Distance Learning Must-Haves

TEACHERS!  WE HAVE SURVIVED DISTANCE LEARNING and ONLINE EDUCATION! Covid-19 threw a curveball to teachers and like many of you, I was not ready! I did my best to navigate through the rest of the school year trying to ensure my students were receiving quality instruction and academic and emotional support.

While the experience was not perfect, I found some tools and resources that made remote learning a little easier! This post may contain affiliate links which means if you make a...

7 Things You Can Do This Summer to Prep for Back to School

It’s summertime and as teachers, the last thing we want to think about is back to school. However, I find that the more I accomplish throughout the summer (rather than cramming it all in during the final weeks), the easier it is to transition into the new school year. This post may contain affiliate links which means if you make a purchase using one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Don’t get me...

The Unordinary Teacher Survival Kit – Plus Freebie!

Pretty grading pens, bright colored file folders, shiplap bulletin board paper? These are all fun additions to a classroom, but are they REALLY necessary? Absolutely not! Over my years in the classroom, I wish I had been given the advice to get the ESSENTIALS! Not pencils, erasers, etc., but SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS for YOU and YOUR classroom! You know, those things that you wish you had only after you really need them. This post may contain affiliate links to products that I use and LOVE! This...

Classroom Management Tips & Strategies

When I first started teaching, I thought classroom management revolved around how strict you were as a teacher. I pictured a quiet (one can dream, right!?), calm, monotonous environment where all students were smiling, listening, and working hard. I WAS SO NAIVE! I have always been told that you need to be able to manage a classroom before learning can take place, and I completely agree with that. One question that I've ALWAYS been asked in every interview is about classroom...

Teacher Hacks: How To Grade Like A BOSS!

Raise your hand if you have left school with piles and piles of paper... only to haul them back in Monday morning untouched!

This was my life every night during my first few years of teaching. You think I would have learned to stop bringing all the papers home thinking MAYBE I'd get a blast of energy and GET ? THEM ? DONE?. NOPE. Never happened. Not even once. SO, after 7 years of teaching, I'm going to share all my tips to...

2018 Reflections and 2019 Resolutions

It's hard to believe that 2018 has come to a close and we are already making our way into the 2nd half of the 18-19 academic calendar. And for me, the new year is bringing many big changes! As with any transitional period in life, I have been reflecting on the year that has passed, and planning for the one ahead. I am a strong believer in making both personal and professional changes in order to be the best that we...

Why I Don’t Believe in Reviewing for the State Test

Texas Public School teachers cannot escape the yearly mandated state test, STAAR. Because of this, our norm has been to reserve two weeks at the end of the curriculum to review materials with our students for this high-pressure test. This stressful time of year is often referred to as "Countdown to STAAR" or "STAAR Boot Camp." But no matter the name, the structure, or the layout of the review, I do not believe in it. Why? This stance may be confusing to...

Back-To-School at a New School: 7 Tips From a Teacher of 7 Years

I have officially started my school year at a NEW SCHOOL and despite having taught in a classroom for 7 years, I continue to learn new things. Going back to school is never easy, and I think one of the most important things to remember when you teach as a profession is to keep an open mind. We get so stuck in our ways and forget that our way is not always the highway. What we learned from our own...

My Top Ten Back-To-School MUST-Haves

Ready to go back to school? The 2018-2019 school year is finally upon us and if you're anything like me, you probably spent the last days of summer scrambling to piece together the perfect classroom. The following post contains affiliate links but are all products that I use and LOVE! Getting ready for the new year can be both exciting and stressful AF. This is especially so when you are a new teacher and are prepping for your very first crop of...

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