Hi everyone! So by this point, it is clear that there are several different areas of education that I am personally very passionate about. One of these topics that is closest to my heart is classroom bullying, and how to prevent it amongst students. Having been bullied on and off for years throughout my schooling, … Continue reading Preventing Classroom Bullying: Some Measures You Can Take as a Teacher
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
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
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
Happy Wednesday! Since Back-to-School season is in full swing, I needed to clean out my teacher bag in preparation for the upcoming year. I've seen lots of teachers on YouTube do "What's in my Teacher Bag?" videos, and I personally have always find them helpful, so I thought I would write about what I keep … Continue reading Back to School: What’s in my Teacher Bag?
It's certainly no secret that while the teaching profession is, in my highly biased opinion, one of the most rewarding on the planet, it is a very demanding job. This is true whether you work full-time in your own classroom, or if like me, you supply teach. So for today's post, I thought it would … Continue reading Self-Care for Supply Teachers: 10 Strategies I find Helpful
If you're reading this post and you are a supply teacher, you've definitely experienced this phenomenon more than once. The early finishers. The students who seem to fly through all of the assigned lesson material and work that their regular classroom teacher has left for them. While I admire these students for the enthusiasm for … Continue reading Fun for When Students Say “I’m Done!”– More Tools to Keep in your Supply Teaching Bag
Happy Monday! I hope whoever is reading this is ready to take on a new week, and has an absolutely wonderful day. Today, I'm going to be talking a little bit more about some of the teaching strategies that appeal to me in Math, with a specific focus on games. When I was in Teachers' … Continue reading The Value of Using Games in Math Class
Happy Friday! In today's post, I am going to be sharing a handful of classroom strategies that I've tried out in my first few months as a supply teacher, which have been largely successful. Slight caveat here, though: These techniques do NOT work for every single class that I teach, as each group of students … Continue reading Supply Teaching: 7 Strategies I’ve Used Successfully
The term "at-risk" is used to identify children who, without support or assistance, will likely experience a negative school outcome. In other words, "at-risk" children are "at-risk" for struggling at school and getting overlooked or neglected by the educational system. This is because "at-risk" children possess one or more risk factors, which fall into one … Continue reading What does “At-Risk” Mean? “At-Risk” for what?