10 Fall Teacher Tops Under $20 from Amazon

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

We've been stuck at home for *at least* 6 months - let's grab some new teacher tops off Amazon to usher in the fall season. Every top featured here was listed at $20 or below at the time I wrote this post. Happy shopping!


 

Resources for National Bullying Prevention Month

Thursday, October 1, 2020


October is National Bullying Prevention Month - something I know we can all agree upon as a necessity to touch on from preschool through high school. As educators and related service providers, we need to make it apparent that we stand AGAINST bullying, that we actively promote acceptance, equity, and inclusion through our words and actions. I encourage you to celebrate Unity Day with your school building, whether in person or remotely, on October 21. 

I have compiled a round up of some great resources from across the internet for students in grades Pre K--8th grade. Some of the resources do have pieces that extend up to high school, as well!


YouTube Videos & Channels for Social Emotional Learning

Saturday, September 19, 2020

 


I LOVE using YouTube to help facilitate SEL in elementary and middle school classrooms. Through hours (I mean, HOURS) of paging through YouTube, I have compiled some of my FAVORITE videos and channels for teaching SEL skills to our learners! Here we go. 

5 Podcasts for Special Educators

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Podcasts are some of my favorite ways to get my news, entertainment, and most recently some professional development/professional collaboration! While I listen to a lottttt of podcasts, here are 5 of my absolute favorites for special education teachers. Get your AirPods ready!

Why I Returned to the Classroom (Kind of)

Friday, July 17, 2020
I shared some big news a few weeks ago - I am headed back to the classroom! Well, kind of. For the 2020-21 school year, I'll be returning to the public school system as a Social Emotional Learning & Behavior Coach in a local elementary school after an (about) 2 year adventure as a special education consultant at a non profit. I'm nervous and thrilled.

Advice for the First Year Teacher

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Teaching! The best job, the hardest job. Seriously. I have been asked many times if I would recommend being a special educator to someone considering the field. My answer always has been and always will be YES - but only if you really know what you're getting in to :) There are a few jobs, but not many, that truly capture your heart like teaching. You can love your law practice, feel passionately about financial planning, and a dedicated store manager...but your entire heart and spirit get wrapped up in teaching. Because it's literally heart work, there are some major pitfalls that you can easily get stuck in - especially at the beginning. Here's a few pieces of advice for someone a little bit further down the path. 

Using the Klassroom App to Connect with Student Families

Monday, April 20, 2020



This collaboration is brought to you by Klassroom and features my unbiased experience using the app.

Distance learning is upon us. Sigh. As someone who works with teachers in many different school settings, I have found one commonality: overwhelm. We weren't trained for this, I am not tech-savvy enough to figure this out, I can't connect with families the way I need to, there's too many resources to sift through right now. IT'S A LOT - plus, we're coping with a woldwide pandemic.

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