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Beginning Teacher Talk

Jan 12, 2022

If you’re reading this then you may be an avid podcast listener, but have you ever used podcasts in your classroom? They are such a fun way to connect the real world to what you’re doing in your classroom. I’m sharing five fantastic podcasts that you can use with your kids and simple low-prep activities to use...


Jan 5, 2022

Returning to school after winter break usually presents several challenges. It can take some time to get back into your normal routines after being away from school for an extended period of time. One of the things that can be especially difficult to get back into is independent reading. To make this process much easier...


Dec 29, 2021

I recently was asked a question by a member of my READY For School Academy that sparked the topic of today's episode. One of my members, Rebecca, asked how she can get parents involved in the classroom even though they aren't allowed in her school building right now due to COVID. This is such a great question, and I'm...


Dec 22, 2021

When I was in the classroom, it took me a long time to figure out how to best set up learning centers for my students. Now I am so excited to be able to share this information with you so you don't have to go through the same learning curve that I did. Even if it's the middle of the school year and you haven't...


Dec 15, 2021

By the time December rolls around, it's very likely that you have had at least one experience with a difficult parent. Maybe it was during a parent-teacher conference, or maybe it was a nasty email or phone call. Facing a parent who has a complaint or is challenging you in some way is extremely difficult to deal...