Or should I say “best icebreaker activity for high school students who HATE icebreakers!” School is starting soon! I know you are busy getting your rooms ready and mentally preparing for the year ahead, so here is one less thing you have to worry about. What do you do on the first day of school when you and your students… View Post
If digital planning is not for you this is the best lesson planner!
Analog girl in a digital world I love, love, love technology! And I hate technology! I mean, are computer problems not the worst??? Last week I wrote a post about my absolute favorite digital lesson planner. But digital planners are not for everyone. I get it. For my personal planner I am totally analog and use a bullet journal. There… View Post
Are You Wasting Time When You Lesson Plan?
I have tried every kind of lesson planning book or program known to man! OK, maybe that is a *slight* exageration! But seriously, it started when my department chair (❤️ you Brenda Fischer!) gave me a stack of different lesson plan books and told me to look through them and order the one I wanted. I found out quickly that none of… View Post
The best way to cover an ugly desk chair
I don’t know what kind of classroom chair you have, but mine was terrible. When I first started, I was given a plastic student chair that had wheels. Eventually, I sweet talked my custodian into finding me a slightly better chair only to have it swiped during the next summer. I was then given a yellow/brown upholstered desk chair that had… View Post
10 Simple ways to decorate your high school classroom
What kind of decorator are you? How do you decorate your high school classroom? Do you walk in on the first day of school with a cup of coffee, a red pen and your favorite team’s poster? Maybe you are a new teacher, your Pinterest board is bursting with ideas and you still don’t know where to start. Perhaps, you… View Post
Where to get the best deals on classroom supplies
How much do you spend every year? Your classroom is your home away from home for a good chunk of the year. When you have late nights, open house or conferences it may seem like you live there. So, you want it to be great, but no one wants to spend a fortune making that happen. How much money do… View Post
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