Do you have Chromebooks in your school? My local school district does and if you haven't prepped your kids and staff for them, they can quickly become less a learning tool and more of a mess than they're worth. Instead, be prepared ahead of time with some of these fabulous (and free) tips and tricks for using Chromebooks in the classroom! Multiple Classroom Resources for Educational Technology Set Student Expectations for Your 1 to 1 Classroom with Google Chromebooks using ... Read More about Chromebooks in the Classroom
September 11th is a tough day to share with little ones, but I know most of us wish to do something to honor the day. Come on over to Elementary Matters to see the writing activity I came up with! ... Read More about Who is Your Hero?
Parent Teacher Conferences can be a great time to build relationships with your classroom families. Despite this opportunity, it can often be a great source of stress for teachers. Since becoming a parent, I have a perspective from both sides of the teacher's desk. It can be stressful for the teacher to share concerns with a parent because they don't know what the reaction will be. It can be stressful for the parent because they don't know what the teacher has to say about their ... Read More about How to Build Relationships, Not Stress at Parent-Teacher Conferences
Document, document, document. We've all heard it before, right? But wait right there. If you AREN'T documenting parent communication, START RIGHT NOW! In this day and age, you just can't be too careful. I know it takes time and effort. But one day, you may be very, very thankful that you've done it. Any time you communicate with another adult about one of your students, you should be documenting the conversation. It doesn't have to be fancy and ... Read More about 3 Easy, Time Saving Ways to Document Parent Communication
Looking for a little something to help you through the next few days? Come on over to Elementary Matters and grab these freebies! ... Read More about A Couple of Freebies