20 Biome Research Websites for Students

20 Biome Research Websites for Students

Give your students a head start on their collaborative science projects with these student-friendly biome research websites! Biome Research Projects As a culminating project for my students, I had them collaboratively research a biome and create a...

How Using Positive Notes for Students Made Me a Better Teacher

How Using Positive Notes for Students Made Me a Better Teacher

It’s far too easy to get stuck in a funk mindset where the smallest things can irritate you. By mid-year, I’d start to feel that little nag in the back of my mind that would start focusing on the ridiculous things my students were doing. It made me...

The Best Math Review That Won’t Take Hours to Prep

The Best Math Review That Won’t Take Hours to Prep

The best math review doesn't take hours to prep. Plus, it's fun and collaborative for your students. They review, learn, and have a little competitive fun in the process. End of grade test review doesn't have to be a bore. Nothing drains the life...

How to Use Boom Cards in Upper Elementary

How to Use Boom Cards in Upper Elementary

Are you ready to get started with Boom Cards? Let's go! Getting started with Boom Learning is easy and free! I will help you set up your classroom on Boom Learning and show you how to use Boom Cards with your students. Setting Up Your Classroom on...

Boom Cards 101: What Teachers Need To Know

Boom Cards 101: What Teachers Need To Know

Have you used Boom Cards in your classroom? You may have heard of them but aren't really sure what they are. This quick guide will break down the basics for you. Then you can decide if Boom Cards are right for you! What Are Boom Cards? Boom Cards...

3 Simple Ways to Save Time During the School Day

3 Simple Ways to Save Time During the School Day

Teachers have enough on their plates every day. Finding ways to make tasks easier and more efficient will help save time at school. In turn, it will help you get out the door at the end of contract hours a little bit faster. The ultimate goal is to...

3 Brilliant Ways to Get Your Students Interested in Math

3 Brilliant Ways to Get Your Students Interested in Math

Kids' engagement in school is hard to keep these days. Getting your students interested in math doesn't have to be complicated. I was never a math whiz myself. I didn't enjoy teaching it until I started adding engagement strategies into my lessons....

7 Ways to Make Your End of Day Routine Stress-Free

7 Ways to Make Your End of Day Routine Stress-Free

It's never too late in the school year to establish an end of day routine in your classroom. Having predictable procedures in place will calm the chaos and ensure you get everything done before students head home for the day. In each of the 3...

3 Super Easy Ways to Make Heat Transfer Fun

3 Super Easy Ways to Make Heat Transfer Fun

Heat transfer is a fairly simple topic to teach in science. There aren't many vocabulary words to learn and the content isn't complicated. It generally only took me a week to finish this unit, but that didn't mean that it would be any less...

A Whole Class Reward System That Works Like a Charm

A Whole Class Reward System That Works Like a Charm

Individual student recognition is great, but there will always be students who have a hard time earning even a small amount of positive reinforcement. A whole class reward system can be the answer to turning your classroom management around when...

The Best Resource for Teaching Math Vocabulary

The Best Resource for Teaching Math Vocabulary

You decided to start using a math word wall. It helps SO much in the classroom, but once students go home they are left to Google the meaning of their vocabulary. What good does that do when there are so many different ways to describe something?...

5 Great Things You Can Do With Class Newsletters

5 Great Things You Can Do With Class Newsletters

Every school year, no matter what grade I was teaching, I sent home a weekly newsletter. I firmly believe that communication between school and home is essential when building a bond between the two. Even if you have parents who don't bother to...