Biography Award Certificates, Part 2: Black History/Women’s History Months

In my previous blog post, I talked about combining technology with biography award certificates. The new Core Content State Standards (CCSS) emphasize reading and writing informational (nonfiction) texts. As veteran teachers, we were exposing our students to nonfiction texts and writing for many years. The standards just … Read More

Favorite Winter Project: Biography Award Certificates, Part 1

When I taught third through fifth grade, I enjoyed integrating technology into our classroom projects and assignments. I had more time to teach the curriculum and to include special projects. Both of my schools had, at least, five computers in each classroom. My current … Read More

Teachers and Self-Care: Can You Make the Pledge?

As I sat looking at the chart of different joints in the human body, one phrase kept running through my mind like a Times Square ticker tape: “But we still won!” These were the words a fourth-grader exclaimed in the middle of my story … Read More

Teaching Perspective Using Pictures: Famous Landmarks

posted in: Teachers, Writing 0

I have always said that my best ideas come when I am not wearing my “teacher hat.” In fact, I am inspired by everyday experiences from news and social media. Last week an article popped into my social feed. What caught my eye was … Read More

Classroom Throwback: Hands-on Linking Verbs and Helping Verbs

Teaching grammar to young students can be a daunting task. As much as I love English literature and grammar, I realize that it is hard to make grammar lessons fun and interesting for young children. When I was teaching fourth grade, I was teaching … Read More

The Human Side of Teaching: Hard-To-Like Students

A great article on how to deal with hard-to-like students and giving them a second chance. In my personal teaching experience at the elementary level, a hard-to-like student usually has a hard-to-like parent or parents standing behind them. Children will act a certain way based … Read More

1 2
%d bloggers like this: