Military kids are resilient but they weren’t born that way…

Unlike previous posts, this post is written not from a teacher’s perspective but rather a parent’s.  As a military spouse I have witnessed the firsthand effects of “military life” on children.  Thus, I thought it may prove helpful to provide insight into a military child’s life.  This insight, hopefully, may prove beneficial to those teachers … Read more…

Center Rotation

Center rotation can be a stressful time for teachers.  The transition between centers can be chaotic if not set up properly.  Let me help ease that stress! If you’re like me, you most likely set up your centers according to your students’ needs, curriculum demands, and possibly a few pinterest inspirations.  Concerning the actual rotation, … Read more…

Turn and Talk

Here is an effective strategy that I find helps in keeping students engaged and actively thinking.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Picture this:   Your class is fully involved in your lesson when you ask a question.  Students wait anxiously.  Some are thinking, “I hope she calls on me!”    while others suddenly find religion … Read more…