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5 Tips That Will Increase Teacher Productivity at School

5 Tips That Will Increase Teacher Productivity at School

Have you ever been the last one in the parking lot at school? If not, high five to you for knowing how to manage your time well! I have been the last car more times than I want to admit. Honestly, it’s all because I wasn’t great at using my time productively during...

Back to School Made Easy with Forms, Checklists, and Printables

Back to School Made Easy with Forms, Checklists, and Printables

Getting ready for a new school year can be stressful. Meetings, planning, professional development, classroom setup - the list goes on. One way to make things a little less hectic is to use forms and checklists to help keep you organized. These printables can be used...

How to Customize and Set Up the Perfect DIY Teacher Planner

How to Customize and Set Up the Perfect DIY Teacher Planner

Many teacher planners available on the market are quite expensive and not customizable. If you want a lesson planner that is tailored specifically to your needs, then you may want to consider creating your own. This guide is filled with tips and tricks and will show...

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 start to gain more...

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 schools I taught at, the...

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 read it, there are more...

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 school year allows...

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 feed, you'll see...

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 go. My favorite way...

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. Planning with...

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, a virtual Open House...

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 curriculum. New supplies...