There's nothing kids love more than talking and writing about themselves! Here's a fun writing activity to get you going at the beginning of the year!
I’m not good at being away - sick or otherwise. I’m a bit of a control freak, and I have a very guilty conscience (I frequently think: “I’m not sick enough to be away”). Really, no one wants to be away from the classroom, but it is inevitable. I try to make sure that I … Continue reading 8 Things to Include in Your Supply Binder
So many of you probably read the title and thought Go Noodle! Morgan you're crazy go noodle is for 5 year olds! You would be right! However I have found it to also be a great tool for calming middle schoolers as well. Having spent a couple of years teaching kindergarten I feel I can … Continue reading Tech Review: Go Noodle
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and a video by Simon Sinek popped up. It was titled 'Be the last to Speak" and it was certainly directed towards people working in management, people who would be considered to be in a 'leadership role'. But it spoke really loudly to me in … Continue reading Be the Last to Speak
Getting parents to engage with you a middle school classroom is not an easy feat. You’re not teaching dewy eyed kindergartners whose parents are as likely to cry at drop off time as the kids are. You’ve got a room full of almost teenagers whose number one goal is to keep their parents out of … Continue reading The Parent Trap