Education :: Finish Strong

Can you believe the 2020-2021 school year is quickly approaching its end? I know I can’t! For many out there, these last few weeks are going to drag. I think we’re all just ready for it to be over. And hopeful that next school year will be different. Finish strong! Be there for your kids.Continue reading “Education :: Finish Strong”

Education :: Why the Parents Matter

When I was a music teacher, I got along really well with the parents with whom I came in contact. However, I heard the stories from other teachers and their take was that the ‘parents were the worst part of the job’. It can be difficult, I know. We see our students at school andContinue reading “Education :: Why the Parents Matter”

Education :: A Few Writing Prompts

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Education posts the last couple of weeks. My schedule has been awesome! 🤪😉 Anywhoodle – yes, this is a made-up word, no I don’t care – I’ve put together 3 writing prompts for you all. There is one per age group. Obviously you can change them in everyContinue reading “Education :: A Few Writing Prompts”

Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World

Decide if your world is based on our world or if it is based solely from your imagination Even if it is a different world, it can be based on things that you are familiar with it can be an earth-like world that looks exactly like ours but the set up is all your ownContinue reading “Brittany’s Tips for Creating an Alternate World”

Education :: Be There

My favorite teachers growing up were the ones who cared about me. I didn’t know anything about their personal lives. I didn’t even know their first names until much later. But I knew they cared about me. Mrs. Spargo understood that the playground wasn’t my favorite place. Instead of forcing me to go outside forContinue reading “Education :: Be There”

Education :: Attainable Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a habit of setting goals for myself (and my students) that are a little on the unattainable side. Is it good to challenge yourself and your students? Absolutely! But there does come a point where you need to be practical while also being hopeful. As aContinue reading “Education :: Attainable Goals”

Education :: My Biggest Writing Pet Peeve

What is wrong with the following sentences? I should of known you would say that. I could of stopped you. I know many people get frustrated with the wrong use of there/their/they’re, its/it’s and to/too/two. Yes, these annoy me as well. However, the issue in the two sentences above is my biggest pet peeve! Honestly,Continue reading “Education :: My Biggest Writing Pet Peeve”

Education :: Take Time for Yourself

This school year has started off extremely rough. This school year is following an even worse school year last year. If you’re anything like me, you might be a perfectionist. During my years of teaching in the classroom, I learned pretty quickly that if I wanted to get everything done (and not just done, butContinue reading “Education :: Take Time for Yourself”

Education :: Choosing a Setting

The first time a student writes a story in our classrooms, the setting is probably one of the last things they consider. Think back to many of the stories they read in Kindergarten through Second Grade as a class. Many of those stories – though great at teaching sharing and friendship and dealing with emotionsContinue reading “Education :: Choosing a Setting”

Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom

As we come in to November, if you haven’t gone back into the classroom yet, you will probably be heading back soon. And if you are, I’m sure you have a LOT of anxiety coming back into the classroom; especially with all of the guidelines you have to meet. Not only do you somehow haveContinue reading “Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom”