Think back to a time when your students were working on a worksheet and you could just feel their boredom permeating the room. There's no shame in this, we've all been there at least once. When I say 'worksheet' I mean good ol' pencil and paper, students independently scribing at their desk (or wobbly chair… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make Worksheets Engaging: Cut Them Up!
Meaningful daily practices don't have to take a ton of time! I want to share 3 routines with you that take about 5 minutes and have a serious impact on my classroom and my kiddos! (Disclaimer: Teaching these routines and "getting into the groove" of them will take more than 5 minutes, but once you… Continue reading 5 Minute Routines (That Make a Difference)
To some of us, tackling a "DIY" project takes a special type of growth mindset. But trust me on this, these DIYs are fit for a novice... and someone who doesn't like to break the bank. In this post, I'm going to explain 3 easy projects that you can DIY for your classroom. You can… Continue reading Easy Classroom DIY Projects
If you follow me on Instagram (@create_inspire_teach), you know that I'm trying to adhere to a Summer of Less, meaning less meaningless (see what I did there?) stuff that winds up crowding my closet for years only to be given away or thrown out later (read: Too much Target Dollar Spot raiding). I think I've… Continue reading 5 Classroom Necessities (You May Not Know You Need)
"Lover of literacy and all things organization" If you've been following along on my Instagram journey you've seen that quote in my bio since day one, and it's still true! I love a good organization hack and I'm a big fan of things that are a "perfect fit" (I think that's my OCD talking). Here… Continue reading Organization Tips & Tricks
In my opinion, the library is the most important part of any classroom. I'm obsessed with having an organized library tailored to my students' wants and needs. About 3/4 of the way through last school year I "ditched the bins" and embraced a "bin-free" library. I posted about this on Instagram, you can see it… Continue reading Ditching the Bins
If you're my friend on Instagram (Hi, Friend!) then you've probably seen this sketchy looking box pop up a few times. This is my secret weapon to combat the dreaded "testing blues" otherwise known as total-testing-burn-out. It's sad, but oftentimes true... teachers and students face testing burn out after weeks/months of test prep and agonizing… Continue reading Combat the Testing Blues