Hello everyone! Although we are already well into 2018, I thought it would be nice to share a few ideas that you can use in your classrooms in January to celebrate/ring in the new year with your students. Most of these can be adapted for many different grade levels, so hopefully you find something useful … Continue reading Fun New Year’s Activities for Students
Happy New Year! I know that this post is going up a little bit late, but I am officially returning to my original schedule for the blog and I am very excited about that. Since my last goal setting post seemed to be well-received, I thought that I would share something very similar today. So, … Continue reading My 2018 Teacher Goals!
WOW! I cannot believe that the year is almost over! I wanted to take some time today to briefly reflect upon 2017, and talk about how the year as a whole has impacted me. First of all, the professional circumstances of my life have changed drastically between January 2017 and now. I was fortunate enough … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017: Some Highlights from my First Year of Teaching
Hi everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful week so far. On a totally unrelated side note, my brother is FINALLY home from university for his Winter break, and I could not be more excited about this if I tried. Onto today's post! I've been talking quite a bit recently about the importance of celebrating … Continue reading Some Traditions I Hope to use with my Future Students
Happy Monday! Thank you so much for reading today. I wanted to share an article with you that I wrote way back in my first year of university, when I was Junior Editor of my Con-Ed program's newsletter, The Red Apple. This is not only because the publication is close to my heart (having worked … Continue reading Teaching Students about the Importance of Giving
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for reading this post today. It's certainly no secret that the energy level in classrooms is higher in December than it is at almost any other time of the school year. Today, I wanted to talk about some ideas I've found recently for making the most of this energy … Continue reading Keeping Kids Engaged During the Final Days/Weeks before the Holidays
As an add-on to my Holidays Across the Globe post, I thought it would be a good idea to offer for suggestions for teaching students about Christmas around the world. Although Christmas is celebrated in a wide variety of different country, ever nation selects different customs, foods, and other traditions during the holiday season. There … Continue reading Christmas Around the World Activities
If you hadn't already noticed, I love the holidays. As a teacher, I really enjoy the chance that this time of year gives us to teach our students about the many different Winter celebrations that take place around the world. It expands their worldview, and allows them to appreciate the unique customs and traditions of … Continue reading Holidays across the Globe Mini Unit Ideas!
Happy Friday! This past week, I was invited by my preferred list school to attend a webinar addressing strategies for working with disruptive students. I was very grateful for this opportunity, because I know that this is something that can be challenging to know how to handle as a supply teacher. Today, I wanted to … Continue reading Reflecting on a Recent PD Opportunity: My 3 Take-aways
Hi everyone! With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to devote this post to one of my personal favourite things about the holidays: Tradition! Traditions, in my opinion, are a crucial part of what makes this time of year so special and so much fun. Traditions give you something to look forward to, and they … Continue reading Tradition Talk: A Holiday Lesson Idea