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I wrote a book!!! Check it out at keepcalmandteachon.com

KEEP CALM AND TEACH ON is a book for all 21st century educators. Inside this book find strategies, techniques, tips, and quotes to develop into a dynamic educator. Gain insight into building relationships, classroom management, organization, and engaging students. Be equipped to meet the daily challenges of teaching the whole school year!

If you’ve got sticky notes, it’s a great way to monitor independent work in a busy classroom. ( http://bit.ly/TOGVf5)
I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -– so many caring people in this world.”

Place Value Fun: I love to get the kids involved. When teaching place value I hang large numbers on three different students. Then I have students come up and move the other students to make the largest and smallest number. The kids just LOVVVVVVEEE this! try it! :-) 

cool idea!

Make a book from paper bags and index cards. Nice! (from thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.ca)

“Our life is our school …  Learning is our life”

yobaba: I am a teacher; let me teach.


Matthew Swope has been teaching physics for ten years. He is a STEM teacher, the kind that every district wants. Before becoming a teacher, he was a Marine, then a police officer. He took a big pay cut to become a teacher. He loves teaching.

Read his words of wisdom:

I am a teacher. Year 10….

(Source: dianeravitch.net)


[Above image: a man in a business suit sitting in a chair in a thinking pose with the words “If the government has enough money for teachers’ firearms and firearms training, why doesn’t it have enough money for school supplies and professional development?”]
An incredibly valid question, methinks…

God bless the teachers who post their stuff on Teachers Pay Teachers for free.

(Source: takenbythesky)


the first 6 weeks of school has been overwhelming. tons of work and late nights. with how long i work some nights i am probably making minimum wage.

report cards went out today. i expect some parent requested conferences. i have 24 kids, and currently working my way through fall conferences.

i have a good bunch of kids, though.

this year i have been inspired by things on pinterest and this site called edutopia.

hope to post more in this upcoming 6 weeks.