As the school year jumps into full swing, parent-teacher conferences are on the mind of many teachers. I know that for me, as a fairly new teacher, they can be overwhelming and lead to many sleepless nights. Sarah at Tales of Teaching with Tech, Erin from Very Perry Classroom, Brianne at Hooo-Ray for Teaching, and myself wanted to chat about how we format parent-teacher conferences. We discussed scheduling, how student-led … [Read more...] about Parent Teacher Conferences
When it comes to professional development opportunities, I sometimes feel that my location can be limiting with opportunities that I have. While there are many different ways to connect, learn, and grow with fellow teachers, I have found that attending conferences and meeting face-to-face is not always the most cost-effective option. As my husband and I started our journey back from Vegas this past week I knew that I wanted a way to keep the … [Read more...] about Periscope: The New PD Frontier
For the past two years, I have been debating about setting up a Teachers Pay Teachers store. Like most teachers, I spend countless hours designing materials for my students. While I feel confident in using my product in my own classroom, I still find myself intimidated by most of the popular sellers on TPT. As a move forward in my teaching career, I know that connecting with teachers and sharing my ideas beyond my own school site and district … [Read more...] about 2015 TPT Conference in Las Vegas!
I really cannot believe that it is March! I still feel like February just started, but I am really looking forward to what this month has in store. I am so glad to be linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this month's CURRENTLY. Listening: I rarely watch reality/game TV shows, but occasionally I am home (and awake) when The Voice airs. The creativity is so inspirational. My husband and I just got home from a late night … [Read more...] about March Currently
As a new teacher, I find that I can feel isolated in my own classroom. One thing that forces me to think beyond my classroom and get connected with people outside my school site is the SLANTBox Exchange hosted by Jameson from Lessons with Coffee. If you haven't signed up for one of these exchanges before, you are paired with a teacher (sometimes two) for the monthly exchange. You spend the month emailing and getting to know your partner. Near the … [Read more...] about February SLANTBox Exchange: I Love Education
As a new educator, I felt that I needed a place to capture my educational journey, connect with other teachers and push myself to reflect on my teaching experiences. I decided to jump into the world of blogging, and surprisingly I am sticking with it. I was talking with my husband about blog post ideas, and low and behold I got an email that was exciting. The lovely Sarah Cole of Tales of Teaching with Tech had nominated me for a … [Read more...] about Liebster Award