You know the feeling. Sunday night. School tomorrow. And you really enjoyed sleeping in and doing weekend things and you’re sad because it’s over. The last Sunday night before school starts is the Sunday-Night-Bluest of all of the Sundays. Here are some tips to shake the SNBs, and some things to avoid. What not toContinue reading “Shaking the Sunday Night Blues”
List of 14 ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students in the middle school classroom.
Some parents are more challenging than others. We all have war stories. I’ve had parents defend their children’s lies, accuse me of losing papers that their child hadn’t handed in, and tell me they didn’t think the detention I assigned was appropriate. They didn’t think I liked their child. They send emails demanding an explanationContinue reading “8 Steps for Dealing with difficult parents during Remote Schooling”
The Governor just announced that school won’t be reopening until September, and that things would be “different” when we went back in September. All across the state, the collective sound of thousand of kids closing their laptops for good could be heard. There are 7 weeks of school left. I have content to cover, activitiesContinue reading “Checking Out”
No, of course Quaran-Teaching is not what I want. I miss my kids. I miss my coworkers. I worry constantly about the health of everyone and the safety of many. Most of my identity is “teacher,” so I miss knowing who I am. But let’s be honest. It ain’t all bad. Teacher Bladder? Waiting forContinue reading “Silver Linings”
We had warning that this was coming, but we didn’t know when. And then one day we were told not to come back the next day. My plants are still in my classroom. It’s been nearly 4 weeks. The first 2 weeks were an absolute blur. Hunched in front of a laptop attempting to makeContinue reading “I wasn’t ready!”
When people were on the sidewalk coming toward me, I crossed the street to keep from catching whatever they might be carrying. I lunge at the phone, eager for human contact. I do a check on my own health (Any sore throat? Any chills?) all the time, and scrub my hands whenever I see a sink.
Crossword puzzles are great tools for reviewing vocabulary. Here’s a free tool to make your own.
The good news? The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. There are small green buds on some of the trees and a few early birds are tweeting again.The bad news? There are six more weeks before spring break.
With a little ingenuity and the Google suite of products, you can use the Escape the Classroom concept without physical locks and boxes.