Not going to lie, this is one of the hardest posts I have ever had to write. I am still a bit in shock that it is August and I am not in my classroom every night until 9 pm prepping for another year to start. This is the first
One of the newest movements in education is digitizing classrooms. EdTech reported over a year ago that over 50% of schools would consider themselves 1:1 students to devices, and I am sure that number has only grown since. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t a big fan when this shift
It’s crazy to me to look back on 2016 and see how different the year ended up than I ever intended or planned for it to. In some ways this was disappointing. In other ways 2016 surprised me in the sweetest ways possible. One of those sweet surprises was with the growth of my Teachers Pay Teachers business, and the start of this blog. But with that surprising growth also came even bigger dreams for what this could be, and with that some overwhelming feelings. I had ended 2015 feeling exhausted by all of my responsibilities at my school, in my ministry, and in my home, and yet I ended 2016 with all of those same responsibilities + a growing business and blog to maintain and market. How was I ever supposed to get through 2017 with all of this on my plate?
It’s that time of year where the end of the semester is rapidly approaching and our students are starting to realize the inevitability of their grades. But it is also Thanksgiving week and so we should focus on what we are thankful for right? So I figured it was time for another set of thank you notes.
I think if I were to make a list of the top 10 teacher struggles, pencils and pencil sharpening would definitely make the list. It’s a constant battle – even with high schoolers – to get them to actually show up with a pencil. Many teachers trade personal belongings for
I remember going through my education classes in undergrad, and then grad school, then getting my gifted and talented certification, and always thinking – aren’t we all just overcomplicating this a bit? Let me back up by saying I love learning (see previous post if you don’t believe me) and