Insights into Standardized Testing from a Parent/Educator

April 15, 2022 Standardized testing is a hot topic with both parents and educators. Recently it was announced that FSA (the Florida Standards Assessment) will end after this year. After being in education for 15 years, I am not sad to see it go for many reasons. It is stressful for students, it takes up … Continue reading Insights into Standardized Testing from a Parent/Educator

The Best Lunch Break – Walking Through the Woods

April 4, 2022 Last week we stayed at the Peace River RV and Camping Resort in Wauchula (south Central Florida) that is along the Peace River. It is a beautiful area with varying lengths of hiking trails, and we decided to take our lunch outside to enjoy it. It was one of those late spring … Continue reading The Best Lunch Break – Walking Through the Woods

Making Time for the Struggling Student

March 28, 2022 Anyone that has worked with students can tell you that they struggle with different things and at different times. This should be no surprise to anyone. As an educator, our most important focus should be to help them where they need it and when. This may sometimes be a quick answer to … Continue reading Making Time for the Struggling Student

Adjusting to Teaching and Living Tiny in an RV

March 12, 2022 Life is finally starting to settle down a bit. We closed on the sale of our home, sold almost everything we own (we have a small closet of stuff we kept and are storing with family), bought a truck to tow our 5th wheel and purchased a trailer for dad to settle … Continue reading Adjusting to Teaching and Living Tiny in an RV

Tips for Taking Over A Classroom Midyear

January 21, 2022 I'd been planning this blog post for the beginning of the Spring term for a few months, sketching ideas, refreshing my memory from past experience, etc. I remember how crazy it can be to come back after Winter Break, ready to tackle the last half of the year and finally feel like … Continue reading Tips for Taking Over A Classroom Midyear

Catching Up – Changes to the Blog, and Life

December 9, 2021 It's been awhile since I blogged. Life has been going 90 miles an hour with family and teaching, as well as doors opening for new chapters in life. So, let me catch you up! At the end of October, we took a week off and traveled to the mountains to Helen, Georgia, … Continue reading Catching Up – Changes to the Blog, and Life

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

#A2TPD - Click the STAR to like this post! Comment below with your favorite professional development topics or strategies. October 23, 2021 If you're like me, October is when you finally start settling into your classroom routines and things level out. It's also when things like Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities start coming up … Continue reading When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Coping During a Pandemic: 8 Strategies for Educators

#A2TStudentNeeds - Click the STAR to like this post! Comment below with how you are going that extra mile to help your student's cope this year. October 7, 2021 I saw an infographic on social media a few weeks ago that hit me with a startling realization-this is the 3rd school year we have been … Continue reading Coping During a Pandemic: 8 Strategies for Educators