Teacher as Collaborator

Shift your thinking and become a collaborator instead of a traditional teacher to help your students reach their goals. Learn ways that you can improve the collaborative spirit in any classroom.

Using Programs to Save You Time

Do you feel overwhelmed with planning lessons every week? Does your school not provide curriculum? Finding programs you love can save you tons of time because the planning is done for you so that you can focus on differentiating and creating meaningful experiences for your students. Click to read about using programs to plan and get a free program planner!

Packing Up Your Classroom

Get ideas on how to pack your classroom for summer efficiently. A little planning and organization at the end of the school year will help you create an easier beginning of the next year. Click to read the blog post now!

Communicating With Parents Using Weekly Planner Sheets

Making communicating with parents a part of your weekly routine with these weekly planner sheets. You can share all of the important information for the week along with personal notes to parents. Parents can also use the sheets to send you notes because communication is a two-way street. Simplify your life with this free template. Click to read more about it!

Writing Information Essays

Writing information essays is a skill every student needs to develop. Learning to organize an essay is critical. This information essay planner is a graphic organizer your students can use to plan their essays before they write. Click to read the article and grab the freebie!

What Is Productive Teaching?

What is productive teaching? Learn how you can transform your life, so you can teach without feeling overwhelmed. Find ways to differentiate for all of the students in your classroom, plan fun activities, and engage your students in rigorous learning activities.

Why Are Our Kids Depressed?

Our kids are more depressed than ever. Are we causing it? Psychologists say people need to believe they have control over their environments to feel happy. Today’s kids have less control than ever. Can we fix that with free play?

Easily Incorporate Grammar Into Your Day

A blog post all about making grammar a part of your daily language arts lessons. These suggestions are especially helpful if you use a program similar to Daily 5. You also get a suggested annual schedule for teaching grammar in upper elementary classrooms.

The Rock Cycle

This blog post is all about teaching the rock cycle. There are ideas for teaching, videos, free vocabulary pages, and more. If you are teaching your students about the rock cycle, you want to read this blog. It will save you a ton of time.

How We Sabotage Ourselves

Learn about the amygdala and how it hijacks our brains. Our amygdalas are trying to keep us safe, but they often overreact to challenges in our world. This is especially true at school. Knowing how the amygdala works helps us overcome the challenges it presents. Read more about the amygdala and how to deal with it in this blog post.

Why I Love Tidying Up

Learn how you can find happiness by tidying up your home or classroom by getting rid of what you don’t love and feeling gratitude for what you do have. Get the kids involved and make tidying up a group activity.

Take Control Back From Your Amygdala

Does it ever seem like your students are out of control? They might be! Our amygdalas are a tiny part of our brains designed to keep up safe in dangerous situations. Unfortunately, the amygdala has a hard time identifying threats in our modern society. This blog post explains what is going on inside our heads and gives us ways that we can take control back from our amygdalas.