Why vegan? As a teacher who doesn't eat animal products or use products that test on animals, I get asked this a lot. Today's fun departure from our typical classroom talk is twofold: To answer the question: Why vegan? How did I get there? ... Read More about Why vegan: a teacher’s adventure
The end of school year wildness is coming 'round the bend. Holy smokes! At this time of the year, the kids are like kernels of popcorn sizzling in the pan, dangerously ready to pop. Old behaviors they overcame in October re-emerge. They're hot, ... Read More about The End of School Year Letter to a Teacher’s Best Friend
My fourth grade classroom houses some of my favorite things in the world. Obviously the students are my most favorite. But behind them are sparkles of magic that make my room feel oh-so-special. You know when a professional development training is ... Read More about Fourth grade classroom: favorite things!
Today, we'll delve into the delicious world of scary books for kids! Readers love to switch it up now and then. Sometimes it's with a reading challenge. At other times, it might be a glowing recommendation from a friend or something heard on the ... Read More about Nine scary books for kids
There is a lot said about best teacher practice. But sometimes we make it more complicated than necessary. Recently, my intern returned from observing a beloved third-grade teacher in our school and came back with a nugget that sums up what best ... Read More about Best teacher practice: “love them”