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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 you get sick often or have children that you need to stay home and care for from time to time, you know it's always important to have a plan in place in case you need a substitute. You can easily prep ahead of time for a sick day or emergency, so at a moment’s...

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

How to Save Time Planning with Airtable

Do you have tons of digital curriculum resources 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. (I'm looking at you,...

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 - virtual, hybrid, or...

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

Creating a plan for back to school was always my favorite task. 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...

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 Google Classroom...

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