Have you wanted to get started with using Google Classroom but aren't sure where to start? Or are you curious about what other ways you can use it with your students? I have been wanting to sit down and write a full blog post on how to get started with Google Classroom and tips and tricks for using it for a while, so let's dive in! In order to use Google Classroom with your students your school must have a free G Suite for Education account before you can use Classroom. Students cannot use Google Classroom with personal accounts. Setting up your Google … [Read more...] about Using Google Classroom
Given the circumstances going on right now with COVID-19 I know there is a lot of talk with schools going to a digital learning format for a while, if they haven't already. I thought I would put together some tips for if this were to occur for you and your students. I have included some free resources at the end as well! Google Classroom If you use Google Classroom you know how it can make the adjustment to digital learning that much easier. Here are some of my best tips for using Google Classroom if you and your students are home: -Classroom Discussions: Use … [Read more...] about Tips & Freebies for Digital Learning Days
If you've been around for a while, you know that I love anything that makes the classroom fun and exciting for students. When I started doing classroom transformations, I saw how engaged and on task my students were! They are perfect when you are wanting to switch things up or add a fun theme to your day! What are Classroom Transformations? Classroom transformations are anything that turns your classroom into a new and exciting learning environment. Then, you create and prepare content and decor to match that theme. Why do Classroom Transformations? … [Read more...] about Easy Classroom Transformations
I am sooo excited that it is SPRING! There are so many March themed activities that you can use to make your classroom FUN and engaging for your students, add some sunshine to your staff or even make your life easier come conference time! I'm rounding up all my favorite things to do in March! March Classroom Ideas There are tons of great resources and activities you can pull from to make March an exciting time in the classroom. I've loved doing March themed writing activities, incorporating books to work on reading comprehension, and of course we can't forget … [Read more...] about March Roundup Activities
Are you feeling stuck? Whether it's something related to teaching or just life in general, let's talk about ways to get UNSTUCK and out of our own heads. In this episode, I’m opening up on ways I feel stuck and tips for how we can get out of those boxes we create for ourselves. Some things we talk about in this episode: it's okay to take a breakgive yourself gracewe are all different...and THAT'S ok..learn to love what makes you you and do things in your own way and in your own timingthe grass is not always greener on the other side of the...hallway, school, … [Read more...] about What’s Keeping You Stuck?
As teachers we are always looking for quick and easy ways to create engagement and excitement in our classrooms. I wanted to share with you my top 5 ways to create excitement around reading for students. We all have those reluctant readers, or even those readers who haven't quite found their groove and love of reading yet. After using these 5 different ways to get my students excited to read I am sure one or more will work for your classroom. Book Raffles Book raffles create so much excitement around new books! The next time you get any amount of new books for … [Read more...] about 5 + Ways to Create Excitement Around Reading