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Tackling Test Anxiety with Picture Books

“Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” Eminem pretty much nailed it. Throw in a line about elevated heart rates and a few tears and he’s just written the anthem for every test anxiety sufferer out there. In my experience, many students have become so...

Flexible Seating Favorites!

I launched flexible seating in my classroom three years ago. There wasn’t really an “AH-HA” moment when I decided to make the switch...coming from a career in early childhood education, the use of flexible seating in my elementary classroom just seemed like a no...

How to Set Up the ULTIMATE Sub Binder!

Teaching. The only profession where it's more work to not go to work than it is to show up. I kinda thought that was a joke...until the night before my very first day with a substitute. I'm pretty sure I spent more time putting together my sub plans that night than I...

BE WHO YOU NEEDED – Life Lessons from the First Week of Third Grade

Year three began on Monday. If you want to be really technical, it's actually year ten. I have six years of preschool, a full year of student teaching, and two years of third grade under my belt. I'm tired and slightly overwhelmed, but I don't feel like I'm drowning....

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Tackling Test Anxiety with Picture Books

“Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” Eminem pretty much nailed it. Throw in a line about elevated heart rates and a few tears and he’s just written the anthem for every test anxiety sufferer out there. In my experience, many students have become so...

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Flexible Seating Favorites!

I launched flexible seating in my classroom three years ago. There wasn’t really an “AH-HA” moment when I decided to make the switch...coming from a career in early childhood education, the use of flexible seating in my elementary classroom just seemed like a no...

read more

How to Set Up the ULTIMATE Sub Binder!

Teaching. The only profession where it's more work to not go to work than it is to show up. I kinda thought that was a joke...until the night before my very first day with a substitute. I'm pretty sure I spent more time putting together my sub plans that night than I...

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