What Teachers Need to Know About Curriculum Mapping

What Teachers Need to Know About Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum mapping is a process that helps teachers understand what students must know and be able to do after teaching, how content will be taught, and how learning outcomes will be assessed. Creating a curriculum map at the beginning of the...

3 Simple Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning

3 Simple Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning

The first few years that I was in the classroom, I spent far too much time lesson planning each week. For some reason, I thought the more time I spent planning, the better of a teacher I was becoming. If you scroll far enough back in my Instagram...

3 Ways To Use Math Mystery Pictures for Skill Practice

3 Ways To Use Math Mystery Pictures for Skill Practice

Math mystery pictures are an engaging activity for students of any age. Add in skill practice, and your students can have fun while learning! I started creating math mystery picture activities when I was teaching 5th grade. As holidays approached,...

Put Together a Substitute Binder and Save Yourself Time Later

Put Together a Substitute Binder and Save Yourself Time Later

If teachers have learned one important lesson from the past year, it's to always have a plan in place in case you become sick and need a substitute. You can easily prep ahead of time for a sub, so at a moment's notice, your substitute is ready to...

Your Complete Guide to Review Bowl Math Games

Your Complete Guide to Review Bowl Math Games

It's time to ditch the boring math review packets and add a little friendly competition to your math block with Review Bowl games. Using Review Bowls to review math skills before a unit test is something that I never skipped. I scheduled one day...

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

Do you have tons of digital curriculum resources that you never use in a school year because you forget you bought them? Or maybe your district purchased subscriptions to curriculum websites, but you forget to look for content to use with lessons....

Virtual Student Led Conferences Made Easy

Virtual Student Led Conferences Made Easy

Student led conferences are a game-changer. Now, more than ever, they are an important part of the educational experience for students with social distancing in place. You CAN still hold student led conferences this year no matter your situation -...

How to Hold a Virtual Open House This School Year

How to Hold a Virtual Open House This School Year

There's no doubt that this school year is going to start uniquely. With large gatherings being banned, it may be safer to hold a virtual Open House, Meet the Teacher, or Back to School Night this year. Even beyond the state of the world right now,...

How to Plan for Back to School in 5 Easy Steps

How to Plan for Back to School in 5 Easy Steps

Back to school was always my favorite time of year. A clean slate and a chance to get reorganized. A new group of kids excited to learn new content and participate in all of the fun, hands-on projects you're known for incorporating into the...

How to Increase Accountability with Student Led Conferences

How to Increase Accountability with Student Led Conferences

Each year, students sit on the sidelines as their parents talk to their teacher about their academic progress, behavior, and work habits. This happens across all grade levels. The teacher may ask a question or two to the student during the...

70+ Resources to Help You Teach Fractions

70+ Resources to Help You Teach Fractions

Fractions can be fun when you have the resources to teach the content effectively. Upper elementary students learning about fractions - from the basics to operations with fractions – can benefit from a variety of ways to learn about fractions. Save...

Google Classroom Tutorial for Teachers Using TpT Resources

Google Classroom Tutorial for Teachers Using TpT Resources

Does your school or district have access to Google Classroom™ or Google Docs™ for your students? If so, there's a whole world of possibilities of things you can do to get your students online and interacting with the curriculum! This easy-to-follow...