I left off on my last post listing what I really need to be more successful in my teaching. I will add a mentor to that list. Technically, my mentor is supposed to be the grade level chairperson. She is more like a go to person than a real mentor. This isn’t her fault or … More Divided Sorrows Multiplied Joys Part 2
So now I am enjoying a much needed Thanksgiving break…5 whole days off. Well, not really. I have work to do. I need to finish grading papers and entering grades. There is the planning for the week we go back as well as future planning since the end of the second 9 weeks will be … More Divided Sorrows Multiplied Joys in Teaching part 1.
We all have our little quirks. I know I do. Most of my students are tactile, kinesthetic, and verbal learners. This is fine since I am well versed in creating lessons for different learning styles. However, there is one feature of most of my 4th graders, and not just my class this year, that is … More Tactile, Fidgety Students
I am 20 days in at my job as a 4th grade teacher and I have had an epiphany: I need to let go of my fear and anxiety. This is my second year starting as a teacher after the school year begins. Last year was my first year teaching and it, too, began about … More On Teaching without Fear and Anxiety
Almost 4 weeks into my new teaching job and I am almost settled in. This second year of starting late is just as stressful as last year, but this second time around is…I don’t know…better in some ways. I have more support than last year, but less contact with the other teachers on my grade … More Obsessed with ABC’s Scandal and my teaching job!