Thoughts From A Teacher’s Life – January

February 4, 2023 I know, it's February, and I am writing about January, but it's just that kind of month in the education world. You're coming out of a holiday break where you more than likely overate or filled your schedule too full. Or you went entirely the other direction and binge watched Netflix series … Continue reading Thoughts From A Teacher’s Life – January

My Daily Bucket List That Keeps Me Productive

December 16, 2022 A neatly made bed means I’ve done something today! On this eve of winter break, my thoughts are turning to New Years and the resolutions and habits I want to change, start or stop. I like to use breaks as a chance to change these habits and establish routines for when I … Continue reading My Daily Bucket List That Keeps Me Productive

Spreadsheets to guide the classroom

October 14, 2022 Running a classroom, whether virtually or in person, can be a challenging task. There are demands coming from several different levels that need responded to, and, let's be honest, it can be stressful being responsible for the success of so many students. Often times, the default can be to deal with things … Continue reading Spreadsheets to guide the classroom

Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

October 11, 2022 In a 24/7 fast-paced world, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of our demands, let alone slow down. But this was something I had to do for my mental health and for my family since the speed of life was just too fast. I had ventured into the … Continue reading Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

Empowering the Enabled Child

October 4, 2022 In every classroom, and in many homes, is a child that needs a great deal of attention in completing tasks. There are many reasons for this. Some of these are children that have medical reasons for having been extremely dependent, but some have simply always gotten help when asked without obstacles. Whatever … Continue reading Empowering the Enabled Child

Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

September 30, 2022 Whether you are an educator or a parent, you have probably experienced the child that struggles with multi-step directions. This could be an assignment they don't complete or get a poor grade on for school, or their inability to complete a chore or task at home. Sadly, this isn't uncommon and I … Continue reading Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

Back to Normal is Too Busy

September 27, 2022 I have been a busy person since I started working. I have fleeting memories of perpetual boredom in my childhood, but since I started working as a volunteer at 15, I have none. A few years ago I started teaching virtually and was able to eliminate some tasks, only to fill my … Continue reading Back to Normal is Too Busy