First-Year Teaching 101: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your First Classroom

    It is so thrilling to enter your first classroom. It is, after all, what you have been dreaming of for four years. I will tell you from personal experience if you don't prepare well, you will enter your first year both under prepared and over prepared at the same time. Wondering how you … Continue reading First-Year Teaching 101: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your First Classroom

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The Real, Unsung, Heroes of the Public School System

  We come into contact with so many people when we work. Some good, some bad, some inspiring, and some horrifying. But let's be real, there are some amazing people who deserve shout-outs who don't normally get recognized. The Reliable Jean's Dollar Teacher- I envy those people who remember to pay their jean's dollar EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. … Continue reading The Real, Unsung, Heroes of the Public School System

7 Teeny Tiny Behavior Hacks Guaranteed to Change Your Classroom (Student Teaching)

This one's for you my beautiful and handsome student teachers! Behavior interventions tend to take a while to hone in on as a new teacher. They can be tricky and change from student to student and class to class. Also, teachers often think that behavior interventions can be complicated and hard to implement. In reality, … Continue reading 7 Teeny Tiny Behavior Hacks Guaranteed to Change Your Classroom (Student Teaching)

18 Shameless Teacher Confessions All Teachers Will Understand

We are teachers and we are not perfect human beings, although we are sometimes viewed as so. Life is not always sunshine and roses. In fact, most of us have some pretty big teacher confessions. Here are mine: I see you picking your nose. You’re not hiding it. And yes, I have said this to high … Continue reading 18 Shameless Teacher Confessions All Teachers Will Understand

3 Ways to Simplify your Paper Flow in the Classroom

Hello friends, and happy snow day to my fellow Virginians! I really wanted to do this post recently. Many of my friends from Longwood, and people from many other colleges, start student teaching either this month or next. I felt pretty prepared for student teaching. I had pencils, a cute little bag, plenty of pencil … Continue reading 3 Ways to Simplify your Paper Flow in the Classroom