Classroom Ideas, Teacher Life

Four Reasons to Use a Class Jigsaw Puzzle

Photo cred: Photo by Gabriel Crismariu on Unsplash A few weeks ago, my own kids were begging me all week to take them to the library. They love the endless rows of books as much as I do, and we had a few minutes on a Saturday to go check out books. Now, my public library is just… Continue reading Four Reasons to Use a Class Jigsaw Puzzle

Teacher Life

How to get through Halloween week at school and still want to come back to teach the next week

Image by sambeawesome from Pixabay It's here- the scariest week of the year. Not because of the horror movies, or the monsters, or the haunted houses... but Halloween is on a school night. Again. It is terrible for parents, terrible for kids, and yes, terrible for teachers. It is on a Thursday this year, so… Continue reading How to get through Halloween week at school and still want to come back to teach the next week

Teacher Life

Student Teachers- It’s our job to prepare them, but not scare them.

My student teacher started with me last week, and it has me thinking about my responsibility to the next generation of educators. I remember student teaching. It was exciting, terrifying, and I thought I knew it all. I had done so many hours of observations in classes of all ages and even taught one or… Continue reading Student Teachers- It’s our job to prepare them, but not scare them.