Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

June 28, 2022 If you are like me, there are times where you feel either constantly overwhelmed, busy and yet not as productive and more added than removed to your to do list, or you slow down to a creepy crawl--especially in summer with less commitments. I struggle to find a good in between mode. … Continue reading Productivity Trick: 6 Tasks List

The Simple Trick I Use For Improving Parent Communication & Student Sucess

June 21, 2022 If I have learned nothing else after 15 years in the classroom, it's that parent involvement increases student success. When both they and I are committed to a learning and progressing and are on the same page for our plans, the student has a clear path to follow. For years, sending home … Continue reading The Simple Trick I Use For Improving Parent Communication & Student Sucess

Summer Reset Series – Phase 3 – Setting the Stage in the Classroom

June 14, 2022 We are on a roll! So far, in phase one, we cleared out our inventory and ordered or purchased what we still need. In phase two, we planned and prepped, either for the first term, or for as much of the year as we could to lighten our load during the school … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 3 – Setting the Stage in the Classroom

Summer Reset Series – Phase 2 – Content Planning & Preparations

June 7, 2022 Welcome back! Whether you are working this one day at a time at the end of summer, or a task each week over the summer, I am breaking down the steps for a smooth return with a much done in advance as possible. Brace yourselves for lots of information, so plan brain … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 2 – Content Planning & Preparations

Summer Reset Series – Phase 1 – Classroom Supplies & Resources

May 31, 2022 Summer break. The words educators and students alike look forward to for some much needed rest and catching up. Some educators spend their summer rotating between rest and preparing for the upcoming school year while some educators enjoy summer and save those tasks for when school starts, or a week or two … Continue reading Summer Reset Series – Phase 1 – Classroom Supplies & Resources

Surviving The End of the School Year – Tips for Students, Teachers, and Parents

May 27, 2022 The end of the school year can be a very busy and stressful time. In addition to regular work and school commitments, there are deadlines, celebrations, parties and the inevitable unexpected something that comes up. It can be stressful. While I can't help with all the life stuff, here's a few tips … Continue reading Surviving The End of the School Year – Tips for Students, Teachers, and Parents

I Was Working Too Hard–Are You?

May 17, 2022 I grew up in a military family and served myself, so we were always taught to "work smarter, not harder". But, by being efficient, I found myself throughout my working life getting things done way faster than expected, which usually meant I was assigned additional tasks or responsibilities. Now that life has … Continue reading I Was Working Too Hard–Are You?

Let’s Talk Professional Development – Going Beyond School Meetings

This is my preferred method for tracking anything beyond my routine duties and tasks or assigned trainings--link below in blog! April 22, 2022 Professional Development is an annual requirement for all educators at all letters. Not only do we need to earn points to renew our certifications, but we need to continue to refine our … Continue reading Let’s Talk Professional Development – Going Beyond School Meetings