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!)
I love anything that helps make my job as a teacher easier and more effective. Parent communication with ClassTag does just that! When I first heard of this website/app I was blown away! ClassTag provides so many functions to make communicating with your parents seamless! It is like a hub with all the tools you need in one place. Plus, it is super user friendly for you and parents1 You can access it anywhere, from home or school using the app or website. Here are my favorite tools it offers: Events ClassTag gives you the option of creating classroom or grade … [Read more...] about Parent Communication with ClassTag
I love any excuse to make our learning environment festive! Here are some of my favorite holiday ideas for the classroom! Elves at Work I added these cute signs above work spaces in our classroom where my students frequently work. They love it for the month of December! (freebie below!) Wrap desks and tables This great idea came from my good friend, Ashley from Texas Lonestar Teacher. I wrap some tables in our room where students work (under the elf signs) and then I allow my students to pay to get their desk wrapped for the month of December. This is part of … [Read more...] about Holiday Ideas for the Classroom