Being a new teacher is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you are starting teaching midyear. If that is you, you will be entering a classroom full of students who have already been trained and adapted to another teacher’s way of doing things. Some will even test you to see how much they can get away with. As scary as that may sound, there are certain practices you can implement ... Read More about Are You Starting Teaching Midyear?
Do you know those teachers who like to go all out for Christmas? You know, the ones who plan lots of Christmas-themed lessons and put up a tree in their classroom? I’m not ashamed to say that I am one of those teachers! I love finding ways to get my students' attention, and celebrating Christmas in the classroom is a great way to do it. The one rule I have set for myself when it comes to holidays ... Read More about Christmas Read Alouds for Upper Elementary
What could be more exciting than a riotous rebellion and mutiny!? The American Revolution was far from boring! Therefore, lessons about the American Revolution should not be boring either. Here are seven American Revolution activities to get your students excited to learn about the United States’ founding! **This post contains affiliate links. Use a Stamp Act Activity A Stamp Act ... Read More about 7 American Revolution Activities
Are you a new teacher, struggling to come up with the perfect classroom management plan? If so, you are not alone! Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges all first-year teachers face. A positive classroom management system involves many parts. You’re probably aware of some of those parts such as creating classroom rules and building relationships with students, but there are other ... Read More about The Classroom Management Plan No One Tells New Teachers
If you’re a new teacher, I have an important question for you! How much time do you spend lesson planning each week? Most likely, you are spending several hours researching ideas and planning out your activities. If you have read my New Teacher Survival Guide, you know one of the most important tips I share is find your go-to resources and stick with those. Rather than spending hours searching the ... Read More about Math Resources for New Teachers