**This giveaway has ended, but don't worry, I'm always doing giveaways. Why not sign up for my newsletter (below) so you don't miss out on the next one?** It’s time to celebrate! I am doing very well with Teachers Pay Teachers and with my blog, so why not celebrate with a contest to win FREE stuff? (Plus, today is my birthday, so I’m feeling especially happy! Cue the music… I’m Happy!) I’m giving away my new science product, Buzzzzzzzing with Science. (See the Rafflecopter well down the ... Read More about It’s time to win!
Let’s face it! Every teacher has at least one student in their class that is a bit, shall we say, challenging. That challenging little guy or gal doesn’t mean to be. It’s all about your approach. Start by determining what the underlying reason is. Is it organization? Does the child struggle with turning things in because he or she is just unorganized? Is the precious little one just forget? One of the ways I have successfully helped students remember their homework or improve their behavior is ... Read More about Reporting Behavior in the Classroom
Looking for great review games? How about some B-I-N-G-O! It's a tried-and-true student favorite in every classroom, and surely will be in yours too! I am one of these people who needs to move, move, move, and I can only imagine that those fidgety cute kids in my classroom are feeling the same way day after day! I like to get them up and moving around, so I look for ways to do that while learning at the same time. One way I do this is through a Human Bingo Game. Here’s how it works: ... Read More about DIY Human Bingo: Review Games
We all know teachers aren't exactly made of money, time, and, well... energy. Thankfully, these DIY (Do-It-Yourself) teacher hacks don't require a whole lot of any of those! Here are a few tips to make your career a little bit easier. I am always running out of dice, so I like to make my own! I go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby and buy these wooden blocks and a Sharpie. Then I just write whatever facts on them that I desire! It’s nice because then I can make fractions for comparing, adding, ... Read More about DIY Teacher Hacks
There he goes again. Tap! Tap! Tap! He’s tapping his pencil, now he’s slowly meandering around the room (much like Billy from Family Circus), and let’s definitely not forget the chewed up eraser pieces he’s throwing around the room thinking you aren’t noticing. Or perhaps it’s the child who just loves and loves and LOVES to talk—just at the wrong time! These are the Hot Button Kids! We all have these difficult students. They push our buttons nearly every day. They mean well, but they can ... Read More about HOT Button Kids: Managing Difficult Students