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

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?

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

Teacher Appreciation Week – From the Other Side (and about Delta Kappa Gamma)

May 6, 2021 I’ve been an educator for 14 years, doing the hard work and getting that week of treats and sweet thoughts from our PTA, administrators, students and community organizations and restaurants that come with Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, though, with being a virtual teacher, I was able to be on the other … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – From the Other Side (and about Delta Kappa Gamma)

Simplify your E-learning Classroom Experience

Sonya Barnes                     3/26/2020 With the current situation, many educators are being forced into e-learning platforms, whether it is wanted or not.  It can be a challenging endeavor to take on, especially with the rapid transition to get there and finish up the school year.  I started as virtual teacher in August and have gained … Continue reading Simplify your E-learning Classroom Experience

Turning a Worksheet into an Activity

Sonya Barnes August 8, 2019 It doesn't take much to go from worksheet to an activity that kids will enjoy and reach their learning objectives! Teachers are a resourceful being.  To make a pop reference, we become as good at reinventing our repertoire as Prince did at reinventing himself throughout his career.  We have many … Continue reading Turning a Worksheet into an Activity