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 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!
This blog post was written in partnership with Brother Crafts USA, and the ideas and reviews are honest and completely my own. Crafting is a teacher right of passage. Every teacher loves a fun DIY project! The ScanNCutDX from Brother Crafts USA is every teacher's dream when it comes to making cute things for the classroom! Why I love the ScanNCutDX:-it is SO quiet! No seriously...you can barely hear it cutting!-it cuts any fonts you have or any creations you make on your own computer-you can send your designs to it wireless #teamnocords-it cuts tons of different … [Read more...] about Teacher Crafting with Brother Crafts
I thought it would be fun to compile a list of the best selling Amazon items I share on my Instagram or here on my blog! These are the TOP 25 items purchased from my favorites I share! Get ready to *add to cart*! 25. Oversized Sweater-the best!24. Shermie Sweater-a fav!23. Laminator-a must for EVERY teacher!22. Henley Front Tie Shirt21. Astrobrights-yes please!20. Disco Party Lights-a must for every classroom celebration19. Magnetic Numbers-I use these for the date on my whiteboard18. Crossbody Purse-amazing quality and so cute! also only $12!!!17. Caldrea … [Read more...] about Most Popular Amazon Buys: 2018
Classroom management can be a doozy! I wanted something fun and engaging to help my students stay focused throughout the year that hit multiple classroom expectations. I love changing up what I use in my classroom to help my students manage behaviors. These classroom Management bingo boards are perfect! I usually introduce the bingo board during morning meeting. We talk about ways we can earn a bingo piece as a class.. working together, staying on task, participating, transitioning quickly, etc. We decide on what prize we would want to earn as a class! Throughout the … [Read more...] about Classroom Management Bingo (FREE!)