Hello, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I wanted to talk today about an important topic that I truly care about as a teacher: student stress. It is no secret that all students, especially those who are considered at-risk, deal with a variety of stressors in their daily life. Many of … Continue reading Some Ideas to Help Your Students Manage their Stress Levels
For my fellow educators and anyone else who is interested, I wanted to make a quick post talking about three of my current favourite books for teachers: The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong: I managed to snag a relatively older edition of … Continue reading Book Review: Some of my Favourite Teacher Books
Hello everyone! If you have read any of my older blog posts (think April 2016 or earlier), you will know how deeply passionate I am about supporting the success and well-being of students with special needs, who are considered to be an at-risk population in our schools. Today, I will be using some of the … Continue reading Supporting Students on the Spectrum: The Unique Educational Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alliterations aside, I wanted today to be a fun post, and I absolutely love doing Fall-related activities in the classroom. With the first day of Fall happening this week, I wanted to share a few of my favourite Autumn-inspired Art projects for students with you. Versatile Warm and Cool Colour Trees: In this activity, students … Continue reading Amazing Autumn Art Activities!
Happy Fri-yay! I wanted to end the week on an inspirational note, so I decided to briefly tell you about an author who I have been loving lately, and whose ideas have been very thought-provoking to me as a teacher. As you've noticed from the title, this author is Neil Pasricha. I read one of … Continue reading “The Happiness Equation” and Why I Love Neil Pasricha
I hope you all are having a great week so far! Today, I am writing something that is somewhat similar to my post from Monday, and sharing a few ideas from the Intermediate English course that I took online last summer. One of the most interesting and useful assignments from that class (in my opinion) … Continue reading Ideas from my Intermediate English ABQ: My Future Writing Program
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Now that we are in the second week of school, I decided to fulfill a promise that I made towards the end of the summer, and share a few more game and activity ideas that I picked up during my recent Math AQ course. "Magic … Continue reading More Math Game Ideas (+ my thoughts on Family Math Nights)
Happy Friday everyone! I thought I would end the week by sharing some inspiration from my favourite newfound teacher on YouTube: Michelle Ferré. Better known on her social media platforms as "Pocketful of Primary", Michelle is a 4th Grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher from Maryland. Prior to this school year, Michelle taught 2nd … Continue reading My Favourite Teacher on YouTube!
Hello again! Today, since the school year has now officially started, I thought it would be nice to share some of the strategies I use in my daily teaching to help me bond with the students. This can be a little bit more challenging as a supply teacher, simply because you are only there with … Continue reading How I Bond with Students as a Supply Teacher
Hello! Today I wanted to take a chance to write about something that I have always been extremely passionate about, and which has always been a big part of my life: music! I have a very eclectic taste in music and as a teacher, I hope to take every opportunity that I can to bring … Continue reading Why (and how) I Plan to use Music in my Classroom Every Day