8 Tips for Getting Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School This Fall
EEEK!!! July is here already. As a former teacher for over 30 years, I well remember the feeling that summer was trickling through my fingers! School will be here before you know it, and if you have kids or are a grandparent raising, or helping to raise, school age kids, you know how fast time flies
5 Books Every First-Year Teacher Should Read Before the 1st Day of School
One of the scariest parts of a teacher is the summer before they are hired for their first teaching job. There is so much that is unknown. So many ideas, emotions, and questions and yet you're powerless in a way because you just need to get into your classroom, meet your students, and start teaching...
Productivity Hacks for Occupational Therapists
School based Occupational Therapists are busy bees! The jobs of a school based OT are many: supporting academic, lunchtime success, development of skills needed throughout the day, social skills development, math, reading and writing (i.e., literacy), behavior management, recess participation, participation in sports, organization and executive functioning skills, self-help skills, prevocational/ vocational participation, transportation, and more. ... Read more
The importance of Black Teachers
It is a fact that across the country there are more black and brown students than ever before.It is also a fact that black and brown teachers are a very small part of the make up of teachers across the country.This presents some deep needs in our teaching community…specifically a need for our teachers of color.
Getting to Know You - Mrs. Russell's Room
This year, I wanted to be intentional with my third graders as it relates to relationship. We started that on the first day of school. One of the things I’m most passionate about when it comes to academic achievement is building to mastery.Some students LOVE the first day of school, but not all students are...Read More »
What Is Flexible Seating, and Should You Use It for Your Classroom? | The TpT Blog
Before You Buy That Discarded Rocket Ship Seat… A Cautionary Tale About Flexible Seating
Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning (and it Doesn't Involve a Student Data Notebook)
Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning (and It doesn't involve a Data Notebook)
10 Back To School Activities to Build Community
Building Community in Your Classroom! Here's a post about how to get it started in your first weeks of school!