This week, I have had the opportunity to attend the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. Attending with me, I have several friends, coworkers, and other educators from my district. It’s always a great event to learn, collaborate and catch up with other edu-friends from across the state. As I went into this conference, I… Read More Collaborating at Conferences
This year, I have a wide range of learners in my classroom. Due to this wide range, I have students that are struggling with basic concepts, as well as students that are ready for more advanced problem-solving and challenges. For instance, it isn’t uncommon for some of my struggling students to spend most of the… Read More Differentiation with Ninja Challenges!
Effective communication between teachers and parents is one of the greatest factors of student success. The more teachers communicate with parents, the more parents will understand about the classroom, procedures, and their child’s progress in class. While we all know that teacher/parent communication is important, it can often be difficult to put systems into place… Read More Creating a Class Newsletter with Google Slides and Remind
Last weekend, I presented at the SGV Summit and one of my presentations was on “Four Easy Steps for Flipping Your Classroom”. The attendees were amazing and I was so excited to receive such positive feedback on this session. Since there is so much information to cover in this session, I promised the attendees that… Read More Four Easy Steps for Flipping the Classroom
To Give a Second Chance or Not Give a Second Chance, That is the Question It’s very natural for any teacher, who has been teaching for an extended period of time, to look back at the beginning of their teaching career and think, “Is that really how I used to do things?” I’ve been in… Read More Second Chances: Allowing Students the Opportunity to Improve
As I have participated in a variety of educational Twitter chats this week, I have noticed one common idea among all of the educators. For educators, this idea could be terrifying or unnerving. It could be intimidating and potentially frustrating. However, it also has the ability to create and implement educational strategies that are highly effective… Read More Take a Leap, Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone
I am sorry to say that I have not been very good about keeping this blog up to date. However, I am hoping to stay on top of it this school year, especially since I just started my own TPT store! Yay! Check it out HERE. I have created so many things this… Read More It’s Been Awhile…!
When teaching fractions, decimals, & percents, I try to make it fun because the students tend to struggle with converting between the three. By bringing in Skittles, the students will be able to complete the activity in an enjoyable way! I did this activity a few years ago and it was a great success! I… Read More Fun with Skittles – An Activity with Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
My goal this year is to implement projects into my classroom. I believe project-based learning is a great method for students to learn. It allows them to get away from the typical “lecture” style classroom and work with materials and ideas that they have not work with before. So, this week I created a “Dream… Read More Ratios, Proportions, & Scale Project – Dream Bedroom