Have you ever thought about the power of student led parent teacher conferences? Parent teacher conferences are a great tool for the success of our students. As teachers, we meet and talk with parents frequently throughout the year. A lot of us even have a set day or days to meet with parents for an official conference time. I have always done this your typical way. I met with each parent or family individually and shared their child's data, grades, and behavior in the classroom. This year I decided to change it up. I am a huge advocate for student leadership and … [Read more...] about Student Led Conferences
Office Depot compensated me for this sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and it's one of my favorite times of the year in the classroom. There are so many fun things to incorporate into lessons and activities. I knew I wanted to do a fun craft with my students during our class party and thought Valentine's Day crowns would be a perfect DIY project. They also go perfectly with our photo booth for pictures of the day! I got all the materials I needed for this project at Office Depot. PLUS I used the … [Read more...] about Valentine Crafting with Office Depot
Ashley Ramirez is the face behind the Teachers Pay Teachers store, Texas Lonestar Teacher. She strives to provide her students with relevant and engaging information that they can constantly have at their fingertips. I wanted to have Ashley share with you how she manages to provide rigorous content daily that her kids look forward to. One of the things Ashley uses that helps her children become lifelong readers is current events. Ashley ROCKS at this and makes her kids feel safe and heard while talking about topics that are happening currently and making those real life … [Read more...] about 004: Using Current Events in the Classroom
If someone were to ask you as a teacher, what is your area of expertise? Where do you feel like you do your best teaching? What do you think you're good at? What do you think you thrive in? Do you think that you're great at teaching math or specifically fractions? Classroom organization? Maybe reading small groups? If someone asked me this question, I would honestly say that my best area of teaching where I am the strongest is classroom management. Now, it kind of feels weird to say that because as teachers or even just human beings it's hard for us to say things we're good … [Read more...] about 003: Classroom Management Tips
It's 2019. Yes, I know by the time you read this it will already probably have been a month of the new year. However, it is never too late to make some changes to help us stay organized in our classrooms, our personal life or even our actual teaching. So, I wanted to talk about five easy to implement ways to organize your teaching life this year. I love when it's a new year because it can truly be a clean, fresh start in so many areas. YES, I also believe you can do this at ANY time in your life and at any time in the year you can choose to start over. You can choose to … [Read more...] about 002: 5 Ways to Get Organized this Year
Hey teachers! It’s here! The Teach Create Motivate podcast and I cannot wait to get started! Oh my goodness, I cannot believe this is really happening.Starting a podcast for teachers like you.. and ME!.. has been a dream of mine for quite a while. I will be honest, letting the fear of “What Ifs” did hold me back for a little bit, but I decided to jump right in because I couldn’t wait to bring you guys all these amazing teaching ideas and tips and tricks. Who is Teach Create Motivate? Before we get started, I wanted to tell you a little bit more about me. My name is … [Read more...] about 001: Welcome to the Show!