Lately, I've been getting up and doing a 2-3 minute workout. (I found a 4-week program on Pinterest that I took a screenshot of. It consists of things like squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, burpees, and lunges.) What this does for me is: 1)gets my heart rate up to start my day; 2)boosts my self-esteem… Continue reading The real reason you’re addicted to technology
Today, I just don't want to be mom... I know you've had those days. Days where you work so hard and come home exhausted only to find that when you arrive home your own kids have gone INSANE! (If you don't have kids, or have no experience with them, I'll clue you in on a… Continue reading When I don’t want to be Mom
*This article contains affiliate links. It will not cost you any extra for these products/services. Recently, I was in the car driving down the road with a bunch of girlfriends. And, we saw a little girl with her hair sticking out a little higher than Pippi Longstocking's. One teacher said, "Aw, look at her little… Continue reading Does your Mindset matter?
I'm not going to lie...I've had WAAAY more experience teaching Science than Math. BUT, this year, I was volun-told to teach 7th grade Math. Luckily, a colleague of mine informed me about this online math game called Prodigy. Now, I know what you're thinking... Most math games are fun for a minute, but the students… Continue reading The #1 Math Game You Need in Class
In 2016, I had a family friend post on Facebook that she was having such a hard time. Her oldest son in grade 6 came home with math homework that neither of them could figure out how to do. As a last resort, she asked for help on Facebook. She conveyed that this was not… Continue reading The True Goal of a Teacher
I recently had a colleague ask me how exactly I "do inquiry in my classroom". She then went on to ask why I teach through inquiry. I didn't even have to think about before I responded with the following: Humans naturally learn through inquiry. Think about babies, toddlers, preschoolers. Before they go to school and… Continue reading How do I Teach through Inquiry?
What is the proper way to identify if you’re ready for inquiry based learning: Are you flexible? Do you see the big picture first? Do you have a problem relinquishing control of your classroom to the students? Are you able to act as a facilitator/mentor? Are you willing to learn from your students? See each… Continue reading Quiz: Are you ready for inquiry based learning?
There are those people that just seem to have it all together...I am not one of those people. BUT, I am going through Todd Herman's 90 Day Year program and am starting to see ways that I can get my $h!z together! By using just one of his life hacks at a time, I've completely… Continue reading One Life Hack You Need to Be Doing
As parents and teachers, we want our children to understand A LOT of things. One VERY important lesson we need to teach our children is one that trickles down to other life lessons - perspective. BUT not necessarily just the idea of perspective, but the idea that every story has two sides. Why is it… Continue reading Perspective: why every story has two sides
Recently, I lost a colleague. I not only lost a coworker, but a new friend. (We were in the early stages of friendship; as we had just begun bonding over the reality of parenthood.) She, like me, was a teacher. And, as our school is grappling with the daunting task of trying to start the… Continue reading 7 Ways to Deal with the Loss of a Coworker