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Social Distancing in the Classroom: The First Week

August 24, 2020

My takeaways and suggestions after 1 full week in a socially distanced classroom.   I wanted to write this post to share my experiences in case you are nervous about what this school year is going to look like, with all of the changes and new expectations, like I was!...

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Classroom Management

Flexible Seating in All Settings

August 5, 2020

Helpful hints and tips for how to incorporate flexible seating into any elementary classroom!   If you have only ever imagined a classroom as the traditional desks and chairs in rows facing a chalkboard, you might be asking, what is flexible seating? Flexible seating is exactly what it sounds like!...

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Classroom Management

Managing the Munchkins

July 29, 2020

Using classroom management strategies to teach kids of all ages to identify and manage their emotions.   In my opinion, classroom management is one of the most difficult parts of teaching. As I explained in my Classroom Management 101 post, you’re throwing together 20 or more little bodies, with 20...

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Classroom Management

Classroom Management 101

July 22, 2020

Four easy steps to setting up a successful classroom management system.   Classroom management is the most crucial part of a well-oiled learning machine, but why is it so hard to master? You’re throwing 20 or more little bodies from 20 or more different backgrounds with different parents, home lives,...

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Getting the Job

What to Ask During a Teacher Interview

July 15, 2020

Five questions you NEED to ask a potential new administration during a teacher interview.   Interviewing can be a scary process! You are being assessed to determine if you are a good fit for a new school, but you should be assessing if the new school is a good fit...

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Getting the Job

Perfecting the Teacher Resume

July 8, 2020

The “to-do’s” and “not-to-do’s” when writing a teacher resume.   The Header Education Teaching Experience College Experience Related Experience Skills References   Depending on how many years you have been teaching, your teacher resume may be able to fill ten pages page or one line, but by picking and choosing...

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Getting the Job

How to Get Hired

July 1, 2020

Tips from a principal to help you prepare for a teacher interview.   I recently spoke with my principal to get her tips and tricks for rocking a teacher interview! Just for some background knowledge, my current principal has been an administrator for 14 years. She has worked in elementary...

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Getting the Job

Landing the Job

June 24, 2020

Four easy tips to start your teaching career.   For any teacher, the first step to starting a successful teaching career is landing the right job. I want to share with you 4 tips that helped me, in the hopes that it might help someone else out there begin the...

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