Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often part of any teacher's January classroom studies. We look forward to a long weekend and plan to show a movie or read aloud a book the Friday before that explains why we have the day off. Is that enough? Are we really honoring a civil rights icon by giving him 30 to ... Read More about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Five Books for Middle-Grade Classrooms
I'm so excited to share my favorite tricks for teaching synonyms and antonyms with you. I promise when you finish reading, you'll be loaded with books, resources, AND a synonym and antonym freebie... OR TWO! There are a few affiliate links in this post. That means if you order something through one ... Read More about Synonyms and Antonyms: Teaching Texts, Freebies, and MORE!
DO WE NEED DIVERSE TEXTS IN CONTENT AREASWe need diverse texts during content areas for the same reasons we need diverse texts in every other Our students need to feel represented - especially when we are teaching Science or Social Studies. Social studies, in particular, should not be filled with ... Read More about Using Diverse Texts to Teach Across Content Areas
FINDING MORE BOOKS TO TEACH THE SEVEN HABITSIf you've been waiting for this post, I apologize! Life has gotten a little nutty and I am clearly not winning that battle. 😂Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission from the items you purchase through these links, ... Read More about Books to Grow Leaders: Part Two
FINDING BOOKS TO TEACH THE SEVEN HABITSCollecting texts to teach the Seven Habits of Happy Kids isn't always something that comes easy. The Leader in Me school I was a part of had a "book of the month" for the whole school, and we usually connected it to the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. The ... Read More about Books to Grow Leaders: Part One
NO, IT WON’T BE TOTAL CHAOS. I PROMISE!Before we get any further into this post, let me assure you my kids definitely *think* there are classroom rules. 😉 But, I don’t call them that and I haven’t for a long time. By the time they get to fifth grade, even the most well-behaved students are OVER the ... Read More about No Classroom Rules = Better Classroom Management