Create confident writers in a classroom or through online writing lessons Are you stressing out trying to come up with a way to create confident writers and integrate writer's workshop into your upper elementary classroom? Teaching writing can be painless and fun, whether you're in a brick and … [Read more...] about Create Confident Writers In The Classroom | 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Back to School Writing Unit
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Are you switching to online teaching and aren't sure how to engage students in a zoom classroom? These days, more teachers than ever are conducting their classes through online virtual classrooms. I taught online, through Outschool, for several years, and loved it! Online classrooms have already … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Engage Students in a Zoom Classroom
For the past 4ish years, I have been working from home. This isn't because I wanted to leave the classroom. Quite the opposite actually. I taught for 3 years in Colorado and then moved to Spain and taught ESL for a year. When I came back to the states, I moved to South Carolina where I taught for 4 … [Read more...] about How to Teach From Home | Leaving the Brick and Mortar Classroom
Writing? Who has time for that? Writing time tends to get shoved under the rug. Most kiddos run out of topics to write about and with so many different writing curriculums, sometimes writing gets just plain BOOOORING. Are you with me? Writer's Workshop Structure So what's the solution? Well, … [Read more...] about What Should a Writing Classroom Look Like?
I love holidays, especially Halloween! And I love having a festive classroom. But I nearly always plan week to week (due to nothing ever going as I planned!) and hate interrupting a Unit to incorporate holiday fun stuff! Which is why I created this little Activity Pack to go along with any writing … [Read more...] about Halloween Writing Lessons
I don't know about you- but I love using music in the classroom. Using it for transitions, for signals, for celebrations, for anything. But I had never really thought about using music for lessons. Working with ESL students this year, it fascinated me how many American songs they knew the words … [Read more...] about Using Music to Support ESL Lessons