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Beginning Teacher Talk

Aug 17, 2022

One of the best ways that you can create a sense of community in your classroom from the very beginning is by being intentional about the activities you choose, especially during that first week of school. It’s important to be strategic about these activities not only to build that community, but also to...


Aug 10, 2022

Do you take your school work home every weekend? Do you check work emails on the weekend? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you may think it’s not even possible to stop doing these things. You may also find it challenging to get any real planning done during contracted hours. As teachers, the lines behind...


Aug 3, 2022

If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, you know that I recommend that you do a monthly newsletter for parents every single month of the school year. However, when it comes to that first day of school, you need a welcome packet that contains all kinds of information that parents need, and want, to know!

I...


Jul 27, 2022

Nobody talks about how much time and effort it really takes to set up your first classroom! It’s a lot of work. If you are a first-year teacher, one way that I can help you get prepared for the upcoming school year is to tell you about 10 must-have resources that will set yourself up for success. Having...


Jul 18, 2022

Are you a beginning teacher getting ready for your very first year of teaching? If so, you’re going to love today’s episode because I am talking to Kelsey Moody, who is also preparing for the upcoming school year.

Kelsey is from West Virginia, and will be teaching fourth grade this fall. She is also a student in my...