I started blogging about five yeas ago. In fact this summer will be exactly five. My why was simple, I wanted to connect, share, and collaborate with other teachers. As the years have gone by I have done exactly that. I have met many teachers through social media, education conferences, blogger/teacher meet ups, and professional development sessions. I have listened to stories about their ... Read More about Take Steps Not Leaps
Hey guys, I am writing this post today because I had recently heard about people going to Instagram jail and Facebook jail. Surely I was skeptical, and didn’t pay much attention ... Until it happened to me! And who knows, before you know it, we will probably have Snapchat jail for all it's worth, haha! Anyhow, last night while doing my weekly IG posts and liking a couple of stories, my ... Read More about Instagram Jail
As I type this last post for 2017, I am reflecting on everything that has to do with life, love, and teaching. If you think about it, as teachers (for many of us), our life revolves around those three nouns. For this reason, I am writing a letter to 2018 to remind me of the things that are important to me, so that I can Remember... what's important. Dear 2018, I do not know ... Read More about Dear 2018
Have you ever asked children (in any grade level) the following questions? 1. What is a quiet Voice? 2. What is an inside voice? Then all the marvelous little voices begin to "yell" all at the same time; what they think and know a quiet voice is! Yes, this happens to me every year and it doesn't matter how many times we "talk" and I "model" what an inside voice is and sounds like; outside voices ... Read More about Using Whisper Voices or Not!
As I'm writing this post, I'm thinking about how lucky I am, because every year I start school in July! Yes, it "cuts" into my "summer break" but that doesn't bother me, click here if you want to know why I start in July. To top it off, this year is EXTRA special for me because my very own baby girl starts kindergarten. She also happens to be our baby, and has been asking for a whole year (really, ... Read More about The Rules of the Classroom