When it comes to character education, you might be wondering: How should I go about teaching about it? Where do I start? What do my students need to know? What resources should I use? It seems that there is a lot of buzz about ... Read More about 3 Simple Ways to Promote Character Education
Hey, hey! I am so excited about this amazing blog hop and giveaway that is starting today!! ... Read More about RESOURCES WE LOVE
I've thought long and hard about defining a grace-filled classroom. It's the name of my blog after all! I should have an idea, right? I strongly believe though, that what it means for me and what it means for you could be different things. I've come to the conclusion that there might not be one right answer. Below are some ideas that I have. ... Read More about What is a grace-filled classroom?
I thought I would share 5 moments from this week that really stood out for me in terms of making sure we are feeding our students hearts and minds! In the midsts of all the business that happens in our week, it's so important to look back and reflect on what am I doing to ensure that my students hearts and minds are being fed? ... Read More about Five Simple “Hearts and Minds” Moments
Are you ready for MLK week? If not that's okay! I have some great ideas, and resources! Use these ideas and implement them right away! To start the week, I recommend using this video to help set the stage for learning about Dr. King. This video is my favorite. ... Read More about Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy New Year! It's that time of year again! Time to set resolutions! Are you groaning? Me too! Resolutions are not my friend. After years and years of setting resolutions, I can attest that they rarely are achieved! ... Read More about Create Resolutions with a Positive Mindset
Halloween is over and people are starting to think of Christmas. But what about November? How is it that November is getting looked over? ... Read More about Promoting Family in November
While making sure your room is ready and having great lessons is important, another thing you should be thinking about is how you will help your students grow! These first days of school are the perfect time to talk to your class about being a community of learners. One component of being a community is feeling safe to take academic risks and to try even if they fail. And what they will never expect, but will be so powerful, is to encourage your class to make mistakes! What?! Yeah, let your class know that you ... Read More about Encourage Mistakes in Your Classroom
It's back to school season and quite possibly my favorite time of the year. Even more than Christmas! I mean, I love, love, love all things back to school; the decorating, the prepping, the new teacher outfit. Going back to school is fun! If you're like me, you especially love meeting your students for the first time, and getting to know your students too! Imagine, it's the first day of school, all your students have come in and they're looking up at you. Take advantage of those first few moments to leave a ... Read More about Get to Know Your Students Ideas and Freebies
Summer, summer! I love summer! I love my job and all that I get to do as a teacher, but let's be honest... being a teacher is a stressful job! So summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge! Now I know if you are anything like me, you probably have a long list of to-dos! Ha! I also know that long list of to-dos probably doesn't only include relaxing. Am I right? My to-do list is filled with professional development books I want to read. A webinar I want to listen to. It even includes a ... Read More about 5 Ways Teachers can Relax during Summer